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Keeping the Pennsylvania Dutch language alive — and thriving

PHILADELPHIA — On any Amish homestead, after labor’s last push and a check for 10 fingers and 10 toes, family members have heard one of two things for centuries. “Sis en Bu” or “Sis en Maedel.” “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl.” That language is Pennsylvania Dutch, and the gender announcement isn’t…
Source: Morningcall