Im Schpotyaahr (Digital Download)

Compiled and published by Kreutz Creek Center for Language, Culture & Other Pastimes. Butch Reigart, translator and editor.

Pennsylfaanische Deitsche "Gschichde un Gschpichde" vum Johnnie Brendel vun die Reinholds. (Pennsylvania German Stories and Tales by Johnnie Brendel of Reinholds, Pa.) Highlights generally relating to fall from Johnnie Brendel's own recordings made in 1966-1967 for the first year of his Pennsylvania Dutch radio program broadcast by WLBR AM, Lebanon, PA. This digital download is provided as a 64-page PDF of Pennsylvania German text with between-the-lines English translation and two zip files of MP3 files (corresponding to two audio CDs). Butch Reigart, translator and editor.

This booklet provides an excellent resource for intermediate-level students. The combined audio & printed materials are especially designed to improve one's listening comprehension of native speakers in conversation. Includes audio recordings of a native speaker speaking at an intermediate pace and an accompanying full transcript in PG dialect with interlinear English translation.

For a sample of the audio, please click below:

Please note that the two zip files are about 55 megabytes combined. We recommend backing them up to a personal computer.