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Saterland Frisian (Seeltersk)

Saterland Frisian is spoken by about 6,300 people in the three villages of Ramsloh, Scharrel and Strücklingen in the Community of the Saterland in the northwest corner of the Lower Saxon county of Cloppenburg. The language is taught to a limited extent in some kindergartens and primary schools; articles appear regularly in Cloppenburg newspapers, and there are some theatrical performances in the language.

Saterland Frisian pronunciation

Saterland Frisian pronunciation

Source: http://mitglied.lycos.de/Seelter2/satschr.htm

Sample texts

Roomelse dialect

Aal do Moanskene sunt fräi un gliek in Wöide un Gjuchte gebooren. Joo hääbe Fernunft un Gewieten meekriegen un schällen sik eenuur as Bruure ferhoolde.

Strukelje dialect

Aal do Maanskene sunt fräi un gliek in Wöide un Gjuchte gebooren. Jo hääbe Fernunft un Gewieten meekriegen un schällen sik eenour as Broure ferhoolde.

Schäddel dialect

Aal do Maanskene sunt fräi un gliek in Wöide un Gjuchte gebooren. Jo hääbe Fernunft un Gewieten meekriegen un schällen sik eenuur as Bruure ferhoolde.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about pronunciation and sample texts provided by François Paes, Pyt Kramer and Reinhard Hahn.

Links

Information about Saterland Frisian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saterland_Frisian_language

Online Saterland Frisian course
http://www.allezhop.de/frysk/seelter/

Saterland Frisian Grammar
http://mitglied.lycos.de/Seelter2/seelgra3.htm

Online Saterland Frisian dictionary
http://mitglied.lycos.de/Seelter2/woudelis.htm

Numbers in Saterland Frisian
http://www.languagesandnumbers.com/how-to-count-in-saterland-frisian/en/stq/

Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English, Faroese, Flemish, German, Gothic, Icelandic, Low German / Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, Norn, North Frisian, Norwegian, Old English, Old Norse, Pennsylvania German, Saterland Frisian, Scots, Shetland(ic), Swedish, Swiss German, West Frisian, Yiddish

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