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  •  I agree (3+ / 0-)
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    Bouwerie Boy, MBNYC, volleyboy1

    that it's best looked at as part of the (quite interesting) German dialect continuum. And you're right about the adoption of English words: within my own family, I've heard anecdotal evidence of borrowings such as "koyt" for "coat" and "shtoyv" for "stove".

    "The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." - Ted Kennedy

    by Lazar on Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 03:24:24 PM PST

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