Re: OT: Slightly OT: dreidel question
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 28, 2005, 0:33|
On 12/27/05, Markus Miekk-oja <m13kk0@...> wrote:
> There is no such thing as "Yiddish letters" as distinct from Hebrew
> except perhaps really minor typographic differences.
Yes, I know. I apologize for the imprecision; what I meant was Hebrew
letters which represent Yiddish (not Hebrew) words.
On 12/27/05, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
> From what i've read it seems that the 'practical' meaning of the
> letters predates the 'religious' meaning of them, and that they were
> copied from similar German d4-based games which used similar words.
> It's unclear when exactly Yiddish developed into a recognizably
> separate language, but there's a long history of Jews writing their
> vernacular in Hebrew letters. So even in Yiddish as such hadn't yet
> developed, there was still a kind of Judeo-German being written on the
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>