Friday, March 26, 2010
This isn't anything new (the translation of the New Testament in Plautdietsch was done in 2001) but I just noticed that the New Testament in Plautdietsch can be read online here. Since along with Low German it occupies a space somewhere in between German and Dutch, the best way to read the text is probably to use one or the other (or both) as a comparison. Here's a quick comparison of the four (including English) from Matthew 6 where Jesus talks about hypocrites who are sure to show the whole world that they're fasting when they do so.
That site actually has quite a few New Testaments in some pretty obscure languages, including Ilonggo, Kekchi and Uspanteco.