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The ABC of Yiddish

Description: "Yiddish is a rich, descriptive language, probably derived from a form of German heard by Jewish settlers along the Rhineland over a thousand years ago. Yiddish in not Hebrew but does use the Hebrew alphabet. About 15 to 20 percent of Yiddish vocabulary is Hebrew, 70 percent is German, and the rest Polish, Russian, Romanian, and English. It borrowed words from whatever country Jewish people lived in. This linguistic mélange spread and flourished in Eastern Europe, becoming the native tongue of the Ashkenazim."--Introduction"Each letter-card contains an English transliteration of a Yiddish word (sometimes words, S is particularly crowded) with derivation, pronunciation key, definition, and picture. This book was designed especially for the Gotthelf Art Gallery at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture as part of the show entitled Book Art: Celebrating the Books of Bay Park Press, Dec 2006."--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website (accessed July 11, 2018).Published in edition of 40 copies.I-ART: Library has 4/40signed by the artists.
Origin: 2006
Created By: Rubottom, Sibyl
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Bay Park Press, 2006.
Collection: Herron Library Fine Press and Book Arts Collection
Copyright: In Copyright
Subjects: Yiddish language--Humor.
Yiddish language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Artists' books California San Diego 2000-2009.
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
twenty-six 4 x 7" cards, Arches cream rag paper

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