Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A poem in Texas German

After the Texan Translation episode of July 3rd, 2020, had aired, we got an email from Christiane Ferdinand-Gonzalez (how's that for a truly Texas-German name!). Christiane sent a photo of a poem that was published in 1983 in the Fredricksburg Radio Post. It's a great illustration of the way that German mixes with plenty of English vocabulary in the old dialect of Texas German.

If you're interested in current research on Texas German speech, head over to Professor Boas's Texas German Dialect Project.