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By Alexander Beider

ISBN-10: 0198739311

ISBN-13: 9780198739319

This e-book lines the origins of contemporary sorts of Yiddish and provides facts for the declare that, opposite to such a lot debts, Yiddish in basic terms constructed right into a separate language within the fifteenth century. via a cautious research of Yiddish phonology, morphology, orthography, and the Yiddish lexicon in all its types, Alexander Beider exhibits how what are in most cases often called jap Yiddish and Western Yiddish have varied ancestors. particularly, he argues that
the western department is predicated on German dialects spoken in western Germany with a few previous French impact, whereas the japanese department has its origins in German dialects spoken within the modern day Czech Republic with a few previous Czech effect. The similarities among the 2 branches this day are quite often a result
of the shut hyperlinks among the underlying German dialects, and of the shut touch among speakers.

Following an advent to the definition and category of Yiddish and its dialects, chapters within the publication examine the German, Hebrew, Romance, and Slavic elements of Yiddish, in addition to the sound adjustments that experience happened within the a number of dialects. The ebook may be of curiosity to all these operating within the components of Yiddish and Jewish stories specifically, and old linguistics and heritage extra generally.

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