Texas German is a unique dialect of German that is spoken by the descendants of German immigrants who came to Texas beginning around 1830. Widely spoken across central Texas for more than 150 years, Texas German is in the process of dying out because it is not passed on to younger generations.
Professor Hans Boas is working to preserve the dialect (is it a dialect?). It is not free of English influence. To quote the newspaper article:
Here are a few phrases and words distinctly Texas German: die Stinkkatze: “the skunk;” literally: the stinking cat; standard German: Stinktier , meaning stinking animal mitaus: a direct translation from English “without” (with: mit; out: aus); standard German: ohne für sicher: “for sure,” direct translation from English; standard German: na klar , or sicherlich der Blanket: “the blanket;” standard German: die Decke Das hat mich gebothered: “that has me bothered”; “that bothered me”; standard German: das hast mich geärgert Online: To hear Texas German and read more about the University of Texas project, visit www.tgdp.org Source: Hans Boas, University of Texas at Austin