A nursery rhyme face game…


About the Plautdietsch Language

"Plautdietsch or Mennonite Low German, is a Low Prussian dialect of East Low German with Dutch influence that developed in the 16th and 17th centuries in the Vistula delta area of Royal Prussia (in what is today Poland)….

Plautdietsch, an East Low German dialect, was a German dialect like others until it was taken by Mennonite settlers to the south west of the Russian Empire starting in 1789. From there it evolved and subsequent waves of migration brought it to North America, starting in 1873, and mostly from there to Latin America starting in 1922.

Plautdietsch is spoken by about 400,000 Russian Mennonites, most notably in the Latin American countries of Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Belize, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, as well as in the United States and Canada (particularly Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario)." –Wikipedia

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Bobbi for sharing this rhyme with us!

This rhyme can be found in the book "The Windmill Turning: Nursery Rhymes, Maxims, and Other Expressions of Western Canadian Mennonites" by Victor Carl Friesen, on page 61, there is a nursery game called Little Rooster.