ostfriesland

Ostfriesian First Name Poem

I first encountered this poem while searching the issues of the Ostfriesische Nachrichten for something or other in the 1903 issues. To find a poem comprised entirely of Ostfriesen first names was highly unusual, so I made a copy and transcribed it. I’ve always loved the sound of the Platt first names–interestingly enough, my great-grandmother’s […]

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