[b-hebrew] Hebrew vs Yiddish

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Tue Oct 30 14:17:09 EDT 2007


>From Doris Gahler - _dgahler782 at aol.com_ (mailto:dgahler782 at aol.com) 
 
Shoshannah - Yiddish is not a "Germanized" Hebrew but is a mixture by which  
the movements of the Jews through Europe may be traced. It is primarily based 
on  German with some corrupted admixtures of Romance languages - since, after  
all, they came from the defunct Roman Empire. (I.e. cholent is a  corruption 
of the French chaud et lent, carried eastward by  Alsatian/Rhineland Jews 
migrating through Germany into Poland. Once in Eastern  Europe, Slavic terms were 
adopted which did not appear in the  Juden-Teitsch spoken by  Jews residing in 
Germany. And, of course,  some Hebrew terms were retained, albeit in 
corrupted, "Yiddishized"  form.
 
Doris Gahler



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