Two questions

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 11 04:00:25 UTC 2002

At 7:19 PM -0500 3/10/02, Duane Campbell wrote:
>First, the word "dutchy" (presumably from Pennsylvania Dutch, i.e.,
>German) is used in my family to describe a child who has not yet mastered
>English construction or who may be a bit slow. I suspect it may be
>regional, but I can't recall hearing it outside the family. Does this
>word have any legs?

And there's "dutchified" to mean German-accented English in an early
scene in American Tongues (used by a women who spoke with a PA-Dutch,
i.e. German, accent).


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