Home of Yiddish (was Re: A Europe of fonts)

From: Edward Cherlin (edward.cherlin.sy.67@aya.yale.edu)
Date: Tue May 29 2001 - 11:04:33 EDT

At 4:39 AM -0700 5/25/01, 11@onna.com wrote:
>I thought that Yiddish was a language without a home.

Although Yiddish is one of the best examples of a language without an
army or navy, it is a dialect of Old High German. It was spoken
everywhere that German was, including Poland, Lithuania, Bohemia, and
neighboring territories, and throughout any country that conquered
any of those territories, most notably Russia and the
Austro-Hungarian empire.

So it had a home, if not a homeland.

Gershon Cherlin
A id lakht nit. Makht er, "Veys ikh vos! alte
mayses!" un er ken di mayse beser dertseyln.
--Royte Pomerantsn, with modifications

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