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Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, riddles, Bally, Helen Moser, Alfred Shoemaker


A handwritten letter from Helen J. Moser addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated August 14, 1952. Within, Moser provides four riddles and answers in Pennsylvania German.


Helen J. Moser


Alfred L. Shoemaker

Corresponds to:

Packet 410-7


Bally, Pennsylvania


Aug. 14th 1952

Bally Pa.

Dear Sir

Enclosed are a few riddles I came across lately

(1) Won schneid mar die mida? (ans.) Won mar die nachta gshnidda hut.

(2) Was schteet un geet? (ans.) An vur.

(3) By em weissa barrick om dom dat is en gale blum war die gale blum hava will mus gansa weissa barrick fershloga? (ans) en oi.

(4) Fanna wie en garn glimmel in die mit wie en glia sark hinna wie en fargasheel? (ans) en katz.

Your Friend

Helen J. Moser

Bally Box 91



English and Pennsylvania German

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Letter From Helen J. Moser to Alfred L. Shoemaker, August 14, 1952



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