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Dialects of Eastern Yiddish and the North–South Divide.

ARTICLE: Language: Yiddish

, derived from medieval German city dialects, themselves recombined) with Hebrew and This “dialect neutrality” principle meant that vibrant colorful variants of both the western and eastern dialects were shut out of Yiddish literature (they are known to scholars from personal letters, Christian works, and the “reconstructive” evidence of living dialects from later times)

ARTICLE: Language

The first two treat Hebrew and Yiddish, respectively, from a linguistic perspective, including their historical development, dialects, and status. Planning and Standardization of Yiddish describes

ARTICLE: Tsunzer, Elyokem

and linguistic importance: they stand at the threshold of the shift from premodern literary Yiddish, based on Western European dialects, to modern literary Yiddish, based on East European dialects

ARTICLE: Veynger, Mordkhe

Research Yiddish Dialects!; accordingly given to Northeastern (“Lithuanian”) and Southeastern (“Ukrainian”) Yiddish but none to the most populous dialect area, Mideastern (“Polish”) Yiddish

ARTICLE: Vilenkin, Leyzer

Mordkhe Veynger’s suicide in 1929, Vilenkin became the leading Minsk-based Yiddish linguist, continuing Veynger’s two main projects: a Yiddish academic dictionary and an atlas of Yiddish dialects

ARTICLE: Filologishe Shriftn

Solomon Birnbaum (in Hamburg) attempted to formulate a difference between dialects and literary languages, and Evgenii Kagaroff (of Leningrad) discussed peculiarities of Yiddish syntax and the use of

ARTICLE: Language: Multilingualism

to impose a unified “standard language” on various dialects, mainly by means of the school system and mandatory not live among Russians but among speakers of local dialects or minority languages

ARTICLE: Mieses, Matthias

number of books in the field, including Die Entstehungsursache der jüdischen Dialekte (The Reasons for the Emergence of Jewish Dialects; 1915) and Die Jiddische Sprache (The Yiddish Language; 1924)

ARTICLE: Pryłucki, Noah

field of Yiddish linguistics include laying the basis for the contemporary division of Yiddish dialects, efforts to make Yiddish spelling more phonetic, and work to standardize grammar and

ARTICLE: Talk: Argots

Among the social dialects of Yiddish are the argots or ”slangs of various professions. Unlike regional dialects, which may differ from the standard language in pronunciation, grammar, and lexicon,

ARTICLE: Language: Planning and Standardization of Yiddish

Since dialects lack autonomy they are, by definition, hierarchically lower than, or subcategories of, truly autonomous language varieties—the purity drive in most post-maskilic Yiddish language

ARTICLE: Ashkenaz

, Ashkenazic Jewry by the seventeenth century was coterminous with those who spoke Yiddish in its various dialects and followed Mosheh Isserles’ glosses to the Halakhic code, Shulḥan ‘arukh.

ARTICLE: Language: Hebrew

well as males—were again intensively using Ashkenazic Hebrew in its various former East European dialects for religious study and worship, although more often diglossically with Israeli Hebrew or

ARTICLE: Transportation

That Jews dominated this profession may be seen from the fact that the Hebrew word for coachman, ba‘al ‘agalah (Yid., balagole), was absorbed into a number of East European dialects. Data


the Jewish month of Adar (February or March in the Gregorian calendar), Purim (Pirem in Polish dialects of Yiddish) celebrates the survival of the Jews of Persia despite a plot to annihilate them,

ARTICLE: Folk Songs

meylekh, dos harts iz mir freylekh” (Our Father, the King, my heart rejoices); regional dialects (yakh instead of ikh for “I”) and dialectal rhymes (shvimen-kimen instead of shvimen-kumen [“

ARTICLE: Names and Naming

, Ya(n)kev for Jacob; Sore for Sara and Rokhl for Rachel (at the end of the 1600s, the phonetic shift in the Yiddish dialects spoken in Poland and Ukraine gave rise to the forms Sure and Rukhl)

ARTICLE: German Literature

before the onset of the national movements that would create them as such, and the assumption that isolation from working-class elements or dialects is salutary seems transparently ideological

ARTICLE: Land of Israel

Volhynia, Belorussia, Galicia, and Poland; and Misnagdim from Lithuania retained the spoken languages they had brought with them (various dialects of Yiddish) and their particular religious customs

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