Kjenn Jie Noch Plautdietsch?

A Mennonite Low German Dictionary

By Herman Rempel

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This Low German dictionary is offered as an encouragement towards the preservation of a much-loved Mennonite language. The majority of words in this version have been in basic use for over two and a half centuries. The word stock of this dictionary was compiled from oral and written information obtained from a host of sources. Herman Rempel, 1995


Rempel's Kjenn Jie Noch Plautdietsch of 1984 has proven to be a mine of information for lay people and scholars interested in Plautdietsch. The Plautdietsch-English/English-Plautdietsch dictionary is repeatedly quoted in Preussisches Wörterbuch currently being compiled at the University of Kiel, Germany. Rempel's new and expanded revision, the culmination of eleven additional years of diligent research and writing in his mother tongue, promises to extend the accumulated additional information to readers in an understandable and easy-to-read written form. Reuben Epp

Dictionary Guide

The guide includes nouns; diminutives; adjectives; personal pronouns; ordinal numbers; abbreviations used in this dictionary; pronunciation of vowels and consonants; articles; and contractions.


Herman Rempel is a third generation Canadian, born in 1915. Mr. Rempel has in the past several years done extensive reference work in Plautdietsch and its vocabulary, pronunciation and orthography. The first edition of his dictionary in Plautdietsch appeared in 1979.

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