A Hopping Hotline Brings the Amish and Mennonites Together
May 2, 2019
THE VOICE ON THE OPENING recording is so cheerful it could be a representative from the tourism board of some perpetually sunny Caribbean island.
“Welcome to the Amish and Mennonite Conference Line! Use it for God’s glory!”
The Line is a conference room-via-phone for speakers of Pennsylvania Dutch, a dialect of German brought to the United States by European immigrants beginning in the late 17th century and preserved today almost entirely by the Amish and Mennonites in the United States and Ontario, Canada.
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