[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] learning English
dabookk54 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 18 06:26:57 PDT 2005
You can't say anything about where your grandfather came from based on his ability to speak English. He was likely very good at languages and this may have masked whatever accent he may have had. Germans typically mispronounce our "w" and "th" sounds but if they had exposure to other languages (like those of Russian Polish background) they might have been able to pick up these sounds.
Ohgrmtns at aol.com wrote:I am told by my father that my g-father, AUGUST FEIFERT, spoke perfect
English without any accent. However, he came to the US in 1910 at 17 not knowing
any English whatsoever. How could that be? Could it imply that he was of
northern German descent?
Kristen FEIFERT Clark
Researching : (P)FEIFERT, STIEBNER, NEUBERT, KOCHAN
Searching: Nedbajewka, Rohrbach(Berjozowka), Gruental, Kutuzowka
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