Ponaschemu is a mixed language that was formed by mixing German and Lower Sorbian. Sometimes it is taken as a dialect of German.

It was used extensively until the 1950s, especially in Spreewald, in the villages where the Germans and the Sorbs were living together. Today, only about 500 people speak it.


Children's rhythm of 1890, written by Wiliball von Schulenburger:

  • "Morgenrot, swinja tot. Škla grochow, zwerjcha knochow. Šklicka rajsa, zwerjcha šajsa."