- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; Pap/Com Bl edition (21 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415580226
- ISBN-13: 978-0415580229
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,337,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Colloquial Yiddish Paperback – 21 Jul 2011
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About the Author
Lily Kahn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University Colledge London.
Top Customer Reviews
It contains enough vocabulary for daily use and has links for further study. Yiddish is not difficult, but very complicated and requires logic. The book is designed so well that nobody finds the language so hard to learn. I've been looking for books of Yiddish learning, but when I saw this one, I think it is time I stopped looking and got down learning with this book!
Excellent book! Five Stars!
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A couple things I like about the material in Colloquial Yiddish is that it is both relevent for modern everyday life (vocabulary like email, cellphone, etc.), but also true to the fact that most speakers today are Orthodox Jews. There's no ridiculously contrived dialogue in a situation that clearly could not exist in the current Yiddish-speaking world. There's no day at the beach in a bikini in this one. It does, however, give insight into the rich cultural heritage of a secular Yiddish world that's all but faded away.
The author is up front from the beginning that the Yiddish here is clearly the YIVO standard. She is well aware that her audience is not comprised of Desperate Houswives of Kiryas Joel, but rather students, academics, or random secular learners. There might be some vocalbulary that varies between dialects and communities, but this is a great place to start.