Gutenthal Galaxy Speaks
language of my Gutenthal novels contains a mild additive I refer
to as Flat German. This is an actual language spoken mostly by people
of Russian Mennonite descent in places such as southern Manitoba,
Mexico, Paraguay and Russia.
tried to capture the rhythms of the Flat German language through
the use of non-standard sentence patterns and careful insertions
of Flat German words or literal English translations of Flat
German expressions. That is why you will encounter strange words
in my Gutenthal novels.
let this scare you though. The strange words provide texture but
are not essential for following the story and most of the time the
context should give you the meaning..
you use English phonics skills your pronunciation should be pretty
near cracked or funny.
The Second Coming
of Yeeat Shpanst contains
"An Illiterate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Gutenthal Galaxy"--
a glossary covering my three Gutentahl novels. This book also contains
"Gutenthal Family Bushes"--characters'
family trees and the meanings of their nicknames.
are three pages of sound bites to give you a chance to hear sounds
of Flat German. The sound files are mp3 files which should work
with the plug-ins on most browsers.
Speaks Page One |Gutenthal
Speaks Page Two|Armin's
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