How much does Pennsylvania Dutch differ?

How much does Pennsylvania Dutch differ from community to community? Could an Amish person in Pennsylvania converse with an Amish person living in Missouri?

2 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    The Amish came here from Germany and Switzerland. Most Amish speak Pennsylvania Dutch, a form of German and English. Pennsylvania Dutch is an oral only language. When writing they use High German or English. They use English in schools.  iNDIANA is where most of the Swiss Amish live. They learn English in school. They also write in High German, but speak a different dialect.

    So when the Indiana and Pennsylvania Amish meet-they use English.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I bet the only thing they could say to each other is "we love god"

    They're isolate with no uniform standards to begin with. Protestants feel they can make up what ever interpretations they want too.

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