[TUHS] An amusing error message

Ori Idan ori at helicontech.co.il
Sun May 11 15:14:06 AEST 2014

On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Steffen Nurpmeso <sdaoden at yandex.com>wrote:

> I was born '72 ...
> Jiddisch does no longer exist in Germany.
> (And i'm living in the hope the borders remain where they are.)
> John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
>  |Gregg Levine scripsit:
>  |> Let us also consider the dialect of Yiddish. It contains many
>  |> expressions originally in German, and an equally ungrammatical
>  |> smattering of Hebrew.
>  |
>  |I know this is said in jest, but to speak in earnest for a moment,
>  |Yiddish hasn't borrowed much from German: rather, Yiddish and modern
>  |German are descended from a common ancestor, and so Yiddish is no more
>  |ungrammatical German than English is ungrammatical Dutch.
> The "Jiddisch" entry in the german Wikipedia classifies it as
> a "Middle German Dialect".

In Israel Yiddisch still exists and spoken mainly by old people who came
from Germany. As much as I know there is still a newspaper written in
Yiddisch writing is even stranger as it uses the Hebrew alphabet.
There is even a Yiddisch literature course in universities here.

Ori Idan

> --steffen
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