Linguistic Atlas of Kansas German Dialects - LAKGD Questionnaire

Linguistic Atlas of Kansas German Dialects

LAKGD Questionnaire

KU researchers use these sentences as an easier alternative to the Wenker sentences.

  1. The four seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter
  2. The days of the week: Sunday - Saturday
  3. The numbers from 1 - 10
  4. Mother, father, brother, sister
  5. That woman is a relative of mine.
  6. I have a headache.
  7. A girl and a boy; 2 girls and 2 boys
  8. That was my neighbor's barn.
  9. I like little red apples.
  10. If I were rich, I would buy a new house.
  11. If only I had told the truth.
  12. Horse, goat, lightning bug
  13. Put the milk on the table.
  14. Wheat
  15. This year
  16. Outhouse
  17. Noodles, dumplings, potatoes, cucumbers, sweet cream, watermelon, pepper
  18. The children cried all night long.
  19. That skunk stinks really bad.
  20. He's going into town./ He lives in town.
  21. We did the right thing.
  22. Give me the book!
  23. I am hungry and thirsty.
  24. I'm getting older every day.
  25. The burial is tomorrow, right?
  26. They speak German differently than we do.


Last updated August 20, 2009