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Title page of Christian Heinrich Gilardone's Lotegorisch book, Parodiee, Gedichtches und prousaische Uffsätz. #Vun kaan Jüd’ - vun e Goj, Speyer, 1835

Lotegorisch or Lottegorisch (older own description: lochne kodesch, from the Hebrew: laschon‎ = "tongue, language", and kodesch = "holy") is a trading language and Palatine variant of the secret language, Rotwelsch, spoken in the Leiningerland (especially in Carlsberg), where in the late 18th century a large number of vagrants, including many Jews, were settled and where many of them worked as itinerant craftsmen and peddlers.[1]


  1. ^ Meißner (1999)


  • Anton Meißner: Die pfälzische Handelssprache Lotegorisch. Wörterbuch mit Leseproben. Meißner Verlag, Wattenheim, 1999 (printed as a manuscript)

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