This site currently features examples of three groups of German-American linguistic varieties, Wisconsin German Dialects, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Texas German. If you click on the headings below, you can read short descriptions of these varieties and access the sound clips. If you want to access the sound clips directly, click on the links below.
Wisconsin High German
Midwestern Amish (Nappanee, IN)
Pennsylvania Amish (Franklin County, PA)
Pennsylvania Mennonite (Lancaster County, PA)
Pennsylvania Non–Amish/Mennonite (Northumberland County, PA)
South Central Texas