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Re: Yiddish

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 15:12
On Tue, 22 Aug 2000 23:44:46 -0800 Mike Adams <abrigon@...> writes:
> What about Ladino? 13th or so Spanish lingo spoken by many Spanish > Jews > (or former Spanish, 1492, mass expulsion), similiar relationship to > Spanish as Yiddish is to German. > > Mike
- What about it? :-) Well, it's also called Judezmo (with {j} /Z/ or /dZ/ and {z} /z/, not like modern Spanish). In the Medieval Spaniard Hebrew Secular Poetry class i took last semester, one of the last classes the instructor showed us a video, almost completely in Ladino/Judezmo (with English subtitles) about medieval Sephardic culture. It's very mutually intelligeable with modern Spanish, since i pretty much understood what was being said after having taken 4 years of Spanish in highschool. A friend of mine's mother, who's Sephardic from Egypt - she speaks Ladino, but not Arabic, interestingly - is part of a Ladino theater group who put on plays every so often, i think at the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue in Manhattan. -Stephen (Steg) "do not fear night terror, nor the arrow that flies by day."