Why is Pennsylvania known for Pennsylvania German?
A lot of Germans settled in Pennsylvania. They are called The Deutsch (pronounced do-ich'). People started saying Dutch instead of do-ich'. it was a more English way of saying Deutsch. The Pennsylvania Dutch are German, not Holland Dutch. Germany had the deutsche mark for their currency before the Euro's.
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It was started because William Penn thought that the Quakers needed to leave England. So he turned to the king for help. King Charles the 2nd made Penn the proprietor of the large tract of land in North America. it was used as a slave state. later on in 1785 it was used to produce sandwiches by home…less woman. in 1836 it was ruled by iran an the entire (MORE)
Pennsylvania Colony made its own paper money to account for the shortage of actual gold and silver. The paper money was called http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Colonial_Scrip . The Colony issued "bills of credit", which were as good as gold or silver coins because of their legal tender status. Since th…ey were issued by the government and not a banking institution, it was an interest-free proposition (MORE)
Pennsylvania is a state in the United State It is bordered by New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Delaware.
a Quaker named William Penn came to America to have his own religion. he got the land because the king had owned William's dead fathers money, so instead of giving William his fathers money he gave him the land in America. since Williams thought that the land was going to filled with forests, Willia…m decided to name the state "Sylvania" which means forests in Latin. but the king said that his last name should be in the states name so to this day the state is called "Pennsylvania" (MORE)
William Penn founded Pennsylvania to allow the Quakers (a group of religious people that thought that all people should be at peace with each other) to live according to their beliefs.
Yes. The Appalachian Mountains run from lower Maine all the way,diagonally, through Pennsylvania, and through numerous States untilthey end just north of Atlanta, Georgia. In Pennsylvania, and aspart of the Appalachian range is The Allegheny Mountains. At theborder with Maryland in south-central PA,… The Blue Ridge Mountainsis part of the Appalachian Mountain range. It should be noted thatthe Appalachian Mountain range are the oldest mountains in the US,geologically speaking, and are millions of years older than theRocky Mountains out west. Pennsylvania also has "The PennsylvaniaGrand Canyon" in the eastern part of the State. (MORE)
It is cold and snowy in winters. It is warm to hot and humid insummers.
It is known for being founded by William penn one of king James II friends. Pennsylvania quite famous for its steel industry. But now-a-days the industry itself is on declining course. The phenomenon is applied not only to the steel industry but manufacturing industry as a whole.Anthracite coal, …one of the prime resources available in north eastern part of Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the leading forces in the expansion of the American railroads. The state is still also famous for metal products, equipments used in transportation, foodstuff, chemicals, rubber, glass products and clay. Pennsylvania maintaining its cultural roots is home a large rural population. The Dutch county in Pennsylvania is famous for maintaining its German ancestral roots. The two famous cities in Pennsylvania are Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. (MORE)
Pennsylvania is very well-known for: . The Liberty Bell . The signing of the Constitution . Pennsylvania Dutch . Philadelphia
No, Penn Statre refers to the Pennsylvania State University. UPENNis short for University of Pennsylvania. UPENN is an IVY LEAGUEschool. PENN STATE is short for Pennsylvania State University whichis also a good school but not one of the ivies. Yes, it is anamazing place you should deff. go if you ev…er get a chance. Stop bythe creamery too nd the lion. My brother goes to school there I gothere every chance I get. Nd the best thing ever to do while youare out there is go to a Penn State football game, I was to the onewhere they played Notre Dame nd trust me make sure you were blue ndwhite to any of there games especially if its a team they arerivals with!! Yes, it is an amazing place you should deff. go ifyou ever get a chance. Stop by the creamery too nd the lion. Mybrother goes to school there I go there every chance I get. Nd thebest thing ever to do while you are out there is go to a Penn Statefootball game, I was to the one where they played Notre Dame ndtrust me make sure you were blue nd white to any of there gamesespecially if its a team they are rivals with!! (MORE)
Pennsylvania Dutch refers to the Amish, Mennonite, and those who also have a Pennsylvania dutch heritage, but may not be a part of the Amish or Mennonite community.
These German Pennsylvania immigrants are called the Pennsylvania Dutch, a misnomer- the German word for German is "Deutsch," but these people were mistakenly called Dutch.
Perhaps because it was established as a Quaker refuge where the poor were given new hope, new chances, opportunity and a helping hand.
Pennsylvania was named after the Quaker William Penn. Penn(William Penn ) sylvania(land) Pennsylvania= Penn's land
Pennsylvainia is named pennsylvania because William Penn got a charter from king charles and he wanted to name it "Sylvania" meaning "woods" . Then he put his last name in the front and it turned out Pennsylvania. Meaning Penn's Woods,.
They call it the "Quaker State" in recognition of William Penn's First Frame of Government constitution for the state.
Wilkom is a Pennsylvania Dutch equivalent of 'Welcome'. Such is the name of the language, because of the geographic range of its occurrence. For example, there are communities in such areas of Pennsylvania as Lancaster County where it has been passed down through generations of Amish families.
You can find their pictures in the book: Jailing the Johnston Gang by Bruce Mowady
The expression "Pennsylvania Dutch" referring to this group of people is an alteration of the word "Deutsch" meaning "German." The Pennsylvania Dutch are actually as much of Swiss origin as German.
We really don't have a specific word or term for "good-bye" in PAGerman. Instead we have different idioms such as: . Macht's gut-Make's good . Sayn dich schpaydah- see you later . Or you would just use the appropriate greeting/parting for thetime of day . Gute Mariye-Good Morning or Hoosht e…n gute mariye . Gute nochmidawk- good afternoon . guten ohvet- good evening/night (MORE)
You probably are inspired by the movie "Witness", a case where acriminal is referred to by Samuel Lapp, the little boy, as"schtumpig". Rachel Lapp, his mother, tells John Book (HarrisonFord) "On a farm,when a pig is born small like that, it's called schtumpig, a runt" A more generalized phrase is …wicht des Wurfes. (MORE)
I'm not sure what you are asking but I will offer this information. Eastern Pennsylvania is mostly farmlands in rural areas, or small,medium, and large cities. Cutting diagonally across the state from northeast Pennsylvania(but beginning in Maine) through southwest Pennsylvania are theAppalachian M…ountains. This is an old mountain range, older thanthe Rocky Mountains. The Appalachian Mountains were formed when theSuper Continent ripped apart. As part of the Appalachian Mountainsin Pennsylvania is the Allegheny Mountain range. At thesouthern-central border of Pennsylvania the Blue Ridge Mountains(part of the Appalachians) go through part of Maryland andVirginia. The Appalachian Mountain range extends far into thesouthern states, ending just north of the city of Atlanta, Georgia. So, the central part of PA (most of it) are mountainous. Thesemountains created a huge barrier to westward movement duringcolonial days. Migration did not occur until the mid to late 1700s.Obviously, there are deep valleys near the mountains. The valleysare lush, perfect for agriculture/farming. Western Pennsylvania (north and south) are rolling hills and someflatter lands (but not nearly as flat as Ohio to the west). SW PAhas some steep hills that pedestrians walk in cities, but it isstrenuous walking. All of the State of Pennsylvania has creeks, streams, rivers,lakes, and manmade dams. These provide plentiful fishing andirrigation of crops. The State has warm to hot/humid weather insummers; ice, snow, and cold temps in winters. Pennsylvania is a beautiful Statte with thick forests, plentifulgame/fish, scenic views, and adequate employment opportunities incities. (MORE)
In the northeastern and Middle Atlantic region of the UnitedStates. It is one of the United States adjacent to New Jersey, New York,Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.
They speak a form of German. "Deutsch" is actually German for theGerman language. The Amish came from the German speaking part ofSwitzerland.
The president of Pennsylvania is the president of the United States, Barack Obama . I you meant to ask about the governor of PA, see the related question.
Yes, there can be a tornado in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania averages 17 tornadoes per year. Most of these are in the range of EF0 or EF1, but stronger ones have occured, including one tornado that was rated F5.
Happy birthday = Hallicher Geburtsdaag Source: Paul Kunkel using the Pennsylvania German Dictionary by Eugene S. Stine
Although farmers raise beef and milking cows, the primary largelivestock is sheep because of the rocky terrain on rollingmountains. Farmers raise pigs/hogs and chickens.
Pennsylvania does not have ocean front properties or an ocean view.Thus, you cannot find a whale in PA---but you'd hear plenty ofwhopper stories about fish caught (or that got away). It has veryfew places that are flat---but it has unending rolling hills andmountains. It also has no deserts--but ple…nty of desserts! Itdoesn't have silver mines--but plenty of bituminous and anthracitecoal. It doesn't have any large Hollywood type movie studio--butmany movies have been filmed in Pennsylvania! (MORE)
The miniature Christmas village is the English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch word " putz ." Specifically, the Pennsylvania Dutch word originally specified the nativity scene. It derives from the original German verb " putzen ," which in this context means "to decorate." Because of the st…rong family and community ties within Pennsylvania Dutch populations, the Christmas decoration quickly grew from the nativity scene to that of an entire village. In other words, the Christmas decorations honor both the strong beliefs and the community ties that are the hallmarks of the Pennsylvania Dutch. (MORE)
" Doughnut " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch word " Fasnacht ." Specifically, the term refers to a special kind of doughnut. The treat is served the day before the beginning of the forty (40) days of the Christian Lent. That day generally is called Shrove Tuesday throughout Chr…istendom. But among the Pennsylvania Dutch, the day is called " Fasnacht Day" in honor of the treats. (MORE)
" Lump " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch word " rivvel ." Specifically, the word has a particularly attractive application in Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine. It is a characteristic of certain soups. For example, the classic chicken rivvel milk rivvel soups have delicious rice-like lo…oking lumps in them. It all comes down to how the soup is made. (MORE)
" Dried apple slices and dumplings " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch phrase " Schnitz un Knepp ." Specifically, the noun " Schnitz " refers to apples that have been sliced and dried. The conjunction " un " means "and." The noun " Knepp " means "dumplings." It is a scrumptio…us combination. (MORE)
"Apple butter" is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Germanword " Lottwaerrick ." Specifically, apple butter traditionally is served with two otherhomemade foods. It is served on top of Pennsylvania Dutch-stylecreamy cottage cheese, Schmierkase . The cottage cheese isserved on top of homema…de bread. (MORE)
" Plowlines " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch word " Streivlin ." Specifically, the word refers to Pennsylvania Dutch-style "finger food." Coffee cream, eggs, flour, salt and sometimes sugar are mixed, rolled out and cut into strips. The fried treats may or may not be covered w…ith powdered sugar just before serving. (MORE)
" Cake " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch word " Kucha ." Specifically, the word " Kucha " may refer to one cake or to what could have been one cake but is cut or otherwise formed into many smaller, often bite-sized pieces. In terms of the latter, it actually is the plural form …" Kuchen " that one might think should be used, but is not. (MORE)
" Buckwheat " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch word " Booch-waitza ." Specifically, buckwheat or corn may be used in the making of scrapple. Scrapple, sausage, pudding and bologna are foods whose ingredients include the scraps from cutting meat into roast and steak. Buckwheat al…so is a favorite ingredient in suppertime pancakes. (MORE)
" Drop cake " is an English equivalent of the PennsylvaniaGerman phrase " Blotch Kucha ." Specifically, the word " Blotch " means "drop." The word" Kucha " means "cake." The name comes from the dropping andthe spreading (with the back of a spoon) of the entire dough on agreased, floured cookie shee…t. (MORE)
" Boy's thighs " is a literal English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch phrase " Boova Shenkel ." Specifically, the word " Boova " means "boy's." The word " Shenkel " means "thigh." The phrase actually is one of many names for Pennsylvania Dutch-style potato dumplings.
" Vinegar punch " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch phrase " Essich Schling ." Specifically, the word " Essich " means "vinegar." The word " Schling " means "Punch" in this context. It comes from the German verb " schlingen " for "to swallow." The drink is made with ice water, …sugar and vinegar. Baking soda and nutmeg also may be added. The drink is served immediately. (MORE)
" Souse " is an English equivalent of the Pennsylvania Dutch word " Sultz ." Specifically, the English and the Pennsylvania Dutch words refer to "jellied pig's feet." The souse may be soured with the addition of vinegar or sweetened with the addition of cinnamon and cloves. But the basic recipe c…alls for pig's feet and tongue to be boiled and seasoned with pepper and salt. (MORE)
Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) is German. In German, Happy Birthdayis said, " Herzlichen GlÃÂ¼ckwunsch zum Geburtstag" To take a stab at the pronunciation . . . "hairts-leek-uhnglueyk-voonch tsoom guh-BURTS-tok" During World War I, the German immigrants in the US were beingpicked on because the… US were a war with Germany. They startedusing the term, "Pennsylvania Dutch" so that people would thinkthey were from Holland. ______________________________ -This is incorrect. Pennsylvania Dutch were named this since the1600/1700s. Our language is a dialect from the Palatinate region inGermany (along with some Swiss influences and other influences).Also, it's Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch (Schprooch). Happy Birthday is Hallicher Gebottsdaag/Geburtsdaag.. Dutch, in older English, had connections to nearly all Germanicpeoples, especially before Germany becamse a unified nationstate inthe 1800s.. However, it is correct that Pennsylvania Dutch is related totoday's High-German (Hochdeutsch.. or in Pennsylvania Dutch -Hochdeitsch). It is also correct that during WW1, WW2, and even inthe colonial days, the Pennsylvania Dutch were not just picked onbut faced injustices. Including the government mandate to wipe outour language in the school houses.. Edited by an actual PA Dutch who is also familiar with PA Dutchhistory and language.... _____________________________. (MORE)
No, Transylvania is because it's where Dracula is from, Pennsylvania is just some place in America!
Danke. (Thank you) Danke Sehr (Thank you very much) or Danke Schoen (Thank you beautifully) are also common expressions of thanks. The Pennsylvania Dutch language developed from the Low German of three centuries ago. Both PD and LG have changed since that time, but most German is close enough …to PD that the Amish can use German Bibles in their worship. (MORE)
There's no word in Pennsylvania German that means 'Yet AnotherRobot Platform' (YARP). If the plain sects start doing computer programming a big waybefore YARP is obsolete, undoubtedly a word will be added to theirlanguage. Just a guess, but I suspect the word they add would be"yarp".
Uniontown, Pennsylvania is in southwestern Pennsylvania. It is theCounty Seat of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. If starting fromWashington, PA, you can travel old Route 40 East, e.g. The NationalRoad, and be in Uniontown within an hour.
Among the companies that cover people in Pennsylvania are Aetna, Health America One, United Health One, and Cigna. There is also Anthem BlueCross BlueShield and Celtic.
The address of the German Society Of Pennsylvania is: 611 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3505
The address of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is: 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, PA 19530
Where is the Pennsylvania Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Pennsylvania located?
The address of the Pennsylvania Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania is: , Philadelphia, PA 19104-2800