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Old Yesterday, 08:29 PM
 
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Here's a way for forum members to participate, even if you don't know the meanings of any of the Hebrew or Yiddish words found on this forum.

Especially if you don't know the meanings.

Simply post Hebrew or Yiddish words that you've come across on this forum, that you don't understand.

Then, perhaps those forum members who know the meanings of these words can respond?



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Old Yesterday, 09:30 PM
 
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Here's a way for forum members to participate, even if you don't know the meanings of any of the Hebrew or Yiddish words found on this forum.

Especially if you don't know the meanings.

Simply post Hebrew or Yiddish words that you've come across on this forum, that you don't understand.

Then, perhaps those forum members who know the meanings of these words can respond?



FYI: Nearly all the translators have left CD. Outside of myself and maybe one other there aren't many left. When this was done in the past, we advised people to google the words first. We also advised people to convert to the Sephardic (Israeli) spelling in order to find the correct translations as Yeshivisized words are really a pain to translate.

Just look for the word "wult" in this video, it sort of hit's the point.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGgXx5GOgg


And here's another video to watch.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=isJYtcJSczU
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Old Today, 05:05 AM
 
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FYI: Nearly all the translators have left CD. Outside of myself and maybe one other there aren't many left. When this was done in the past, we advised people to google the words first. We also advised people to convert to the Sephardic (Israeli) spelling in order to find the correct translations as Yeshivisized words are really a pain to translate.
So sorry to hear of those who are now gone from this forum.

As to the videos you posted... The editing in the first video was a bit choppy for me. I get that it's a parody.

The second video was brilliant. I didn't know until the end of the video (spoiler alert?) that the speaker is the owner of the Jewish English Lexicon -- a great "go to" website on Jewish words.

When she was speaking about Jewish languages being historically written using Hebrew letters, though, she didn't mention how Yiddish words written in Hebrew letters differ from Hebrew words, in that Yiddish creates "vowels" out of existing Hebrew letters, whereas modern Hebrew uses nikkud to represent the individual vowel sounds. Maybe she thought it wasn't pertinent to her talk, but I thought it was worth a mention.

I liked the way the speaker summed it up with: "language connects us to other Jews." I think a good reason to continue Woodrow's Jewish lexicon here on this forum is so that language doesn't disconnect us from other Jews (or from non-Jewish friends of Jews visiting this forum).
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Old Today, 06:35 AM
 
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Another attempt:

Yiddish Words/Phrases
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Old Today, 08:40 AM
 
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Another attempt:

Yiddish Words/Phrases

I really enjoyed reading that entire thread from years ago! I saw that you and Richard contributed to that thread, and I wish those others were still around, as well. Anyway, those words that were mentioned in that thread can be added to the sticky, I'm sure.
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