Dane County K??lsch
Male speaker interviewed by J??rgen Eichhoff, August 1968, Ashton, Dane Co.
|Where did you learn German?
Well, I learned it at home. I couldn't speak a word of English when I started school. And they couldn't ask me questions because I couldn't understand them. And now my own children don't know any K??lsch. I always said I didn't want to teach my children K??lsch or German because it's so hard to learn two languages properly, so I thought they would be better off with just English, that way they can do better for themselves, and I guess they have come much further than I have. But the kids don't think that way, they think I should have taught them K??lsch.--That's what they think?--Yes, and they wish they could speak it, that's a nice wish, but it didn't happen.