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חורבן־געשיכטעס אויף ייִדיש קריגן אַ ברייטערן עולם |Holocaust Histories in Yiddish Get Wider Audience

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געוויינטלעך, ווען אַ גראַדויִר־סטודענט פֿאַרענדיקט זײַן דיסערטאַציע, ווייסן ווייניק מענטשן וועגן דעם תּוכן, אַחוץ די פּראָפֿעסאָרן פֿון זײַן אָפּטייל.

מאַרק סמיטס דאָקטאָראַט טראָגט אָבער אַ ספּעציעלן באַטײַט, בפֿרט פֿאַר דער ייִדיש־וועלט: ער שרײַבט וועגן די חורבן־געשיכטעס וואָס פֿינף היסטאָריקער האָבן אָנגעשריבן אויף ייִדיש, און זענען במילא די אַלע יאָרן איגנאָרירט געוואָרן פֿון דער אַקאַדעמישער וועלט צוליב אַ פּשוטער סיבה: ווייניק היסטאָריקער קענען די ייִדישע שפּראַך.

סמיטס 536־זײַטיקע אַרבעט, „די ייִדיש־שרײַבנדיקע היסטאָריקער און דער קאַמף פֿאַר אַ חורבן־געשיכטע פֿון ייִדישן קוקווינקל‟ אַנאַליזירט די ייִדישע חורבן־געשיכטעס אָנגעשריבן פֿון פֿינף היסטאָריקער: מאַרק דוואָרזעצקי, ישיעה טרונק, פֿיליפּ פֿרידמאַן, יוסף קערמיש און נחמן בלומענטאַל.

די דיסערטאַציע נעמט אויך אַרײַן סמיטס איבערזעצונג פֿון דוואָרעצקיס עסיי, „פֿאַרשידן זענען געווען די וועגן‟, אָנגשריבן אין 1946.

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Semester 2 seminar 4 (final seminar)

In this final seminar we cover some more revision (past tense verbs and periphrastic verbs) and talk about the final language test

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Semester 2 seminar 3 (week 4)

Introduction to more texts about the Holocaust

Introduction to so-called “periphrastic” verbs

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semester 2, seminar 2 (week 3)

Introducing cases in Yiddish

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Semester 2, seminar 1

Please see the link below for the first seminar of semester 2

In this session we covered separable verbs in the past tense and looked at a series of short holocaust texts

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Language Seminar 7: Reading our first Holocaust-themed text in Yiddish

In this seminar, we look at our first Holocaust-themed text together, and cover some key Holocaust vocabulary:

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Language seminar 6, semester 1

In this seminar we learnt about present tense verbs in Yiddish

We also read a simple text ‘מײַן משפּחה’

Here is a recap of there session for revision purposes:

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Language seminar 5, semester 1

In this seminar, we covered more on the loshn-koydesh component of Yiddish:

  • revision of LK letters
  • more vocabulary
  • recognition of LK words
  • reading practice

Here is a recap video of the seminar session:

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Language seminar 4, semester 1

In this session we learnt about final forms and the loshn-koydesh letters

See the training video below

 

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Language seminar 3, Semester 1

In this seminar we learnt the following letters:

  • consonants: zayin, kuf, tsvey vovn
  • vowel onset marker: shtumer alef
  • diphthongs: tsvey yudn, pasekh tsvey yudn, vov yud

Below is a short recap of the full seminar:

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Language seminar 2 (week 4, semester 1)

In this seminar we covered the following: 

Second 10 letters: vov, yud, khof, lamed, nun, pey, fey, tsadik, resh, shin.

Below is a recap videos to help you practice the letters we learnt this week:

If you have any questions, please use the comments field below.

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Language seminar 1 (week 3, semester 1)

This week, we covered the following: 

What is Yiddish? 10 letters of the alphabet: pasekh alef, ayin, komets alef, beys, daled, giml, hey, mem, tes, samekh.

Below is a link to the short recap video to help you practice the letters we learnt this week.

If you have any questions, please use the comments field below.

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