This Oscar-winning song from the film " The Joker is Wild ," is performed by a relaxed Sinatra to another terrific Nelson Riddle arrangement.
Rumania betcha can't sit still! It has words for nearly every personality type known to humankind. Yiddish offers more ways of identifying various kinds of "idiots" with all their subtle variations than Eskimos have for different kinds of snow.
It has a bountiful tradition of literature, film, theater and poetry, which reflect the collective Jewish experience in Europe, over centuries. Yiddish arose around one thousand years ago from Middle High German, and spread throughout the ghettos of central and eastern Europe, borrowing words from the countries in which the Jews lived.
Thus, it incorporates words from Hebrew, Russian, Polish and other Slavic languages, Romance languages, and later, English.
Today, it is spoken by perhaps one tenth that many. Many assimilated Ashkenazi American Jews, whose grandparents or greatgrandparents only spoke Yiddish, or who spoke it as a first language, barely know any words at all.
This is a shonda! Many Yiddish words have entered the American-English lexicon. You will find maven expert and gonif thief in most dictionaries. Words such as shlep, shmata, nosh are regularly used in film, on TV and in books and magazines, without translation.
The addition of a rhyme beginning with "shm" to denote something of little consequence "Hospital, shmospital So long as you're healthy! Inflection, too, is an important aspect to Yiddish. The meaning of the same sentence changes completely, depending on where the speaker places the emphasis: I should buy two tickets for her concert?
I wouldn't go even if she were giving out free passes! I'm having enough trouble deciding whether it's worth one.
According to Rosten, there are other linguistic devices in English, derived from Yiddish syntax, which subtly "convey nuances of affection, compassion, displeasure, emphasis, disbelief, skepticism, ridicule, sarcasm, and scorn.
Help keep Yiddish alive by learning new words and making them a part of your everyday conversation. This list is by no means complete, but it's enough to get you started sounding like a Member of the Tribe.
If no guide is given, it's pronounced as it looks. Note, too, that Yiddish is actually written with Hebrew letters, therefore, when used in English, words are transliterated, or spelled as they sound as we write Chinese or Arabic words in English.
Since Yiddish was spoken by Jews all over Europe, accents and inflexions varied greatly.
This leads to variations in spellings. For example, "ferdrayed" is the same as "fardrayed" is the same as "tsedrayd" etc. When there might be a question of a slight change of spelling giving a totally different meaning i. Also, some of the words herein are linked to Bubby's Zen Jewish Humor page.🔥Citing and more!
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