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The following 'germane' keywords and topics may help you find other web pages relevant to our focus; this list not only provides you with other search alternatives, but also shows the wealth of subject matter covered in our online and offline publications, and clearly demonstrates some of the "orthographic dilemmas" of the many Plattdeutsch dialects.

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Plattdeutsch: How do I spell thee?
Let me count the ways!

Anyone even remotely familiar with Plattdeutsch (Low German), especially in recent years as this language enjoys a Renaissance and becomes more widely published and disseminated, cannot help but marvel at the kaleidoscope of "orthographies" (spelling/writing systems) being utilized to represent the various dialects of Platt.

Consider the various ways of spelling the word Plattdeutsch itself, not to mention the unique and varied ways to spell the land of our East Frisian ancestors, Ostfriesland (or should that be Ost Friesland...) and the people of this land (the Friesen, or should that be the Frisians, well, you see the problem!):
Platt, Plat, Plaut, Plattdeutsch, Plattduetsch, Plattduutsch, Plattdutch, Platduits, Plautdietsch, Platdutsk, Platsnackers, (and so on!); Frisian, Frisians, East Frisians, E. Frisians, Friesen, Friesian, East Frisian, Oostfriesland, Oostfreesland, Oostfreesk, Ostfriesen, Ostfrisian, Ostfriesische, Ostfriesisch, Ostfriesish, Ostfrisish, Ostfriesland, Ost Friesland, Ossi, East Friesland, Friesland, Ostfries, and so on, and so on...

I thought I had stumbled upon a 'solution,' at least, to help distinguish between Frisians and Friesians, by reminding myself that a Frisian is a person, but a Friesian is a cow... but now I learn, while that may be true, a Friesian cow is a holstein in some regions whereas it is a guernsey elsewhere! (???)

Sheesh! It's enough to make an editor cranky!
(wan smile)



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