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Seminar 5, week 8

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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Lecture 3, semester 1

In this two lectures, you were introduced to an overview of the ghetto system, and a brief overview of music making in the ghettos.

For useful follow up, here are some of the recordings I mentioned in the lecture:

    • David Boder recording of ‘Dort in dem lager’ sung in Yiddish by Shmuel Edelshtayn (Holocaust survivor) 1946 at a Displaced Persons Camp near Tradate, Italy
    • Ben Stonehill [shtaynberg] recorded songs of immigrants to New York: ‘der nomen yid’  unattributed singer/informant in Yiddish Hotel Marseilles, New York, summer 1948
    • Numerous unattributed recordings from Displaced Persons camps: ‘Baym geto toyerl’ in Yiddish sung by an unknown singer/informant, Bavarian Displaced Persons Camp, ca. 1946
    • Some non-Jewish informants also: for example, Frieda Bursztyn Radasky, recorded in Turkheim, Germany, 1946, sings a ghetto song she learnt in Prague, ‘Treblinka dort’

Some useful resources worth following up as well:

 

 

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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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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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Language seminars begin this week

Just a brief reminder that there will be no lecture this week (week beginning Monday 19th October).

This week, however, we begin Yiddish language seminars which will be held as follows:

  • Tuesday 20th October, 11am-12pm, group 1 (LR2)
  • Thursday October 22nd, 12pm-1pm, group 2 (LR1)
  • Friday 23rd October, 1pm-2pm, group 3 (LR1)

Please check your timetable and the group lists on blackboard to make sure you attend the right seminar slot.

 

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Cursive letter ayin

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Cursive letter samekh

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Cursive letter langer nun

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Cursive letter nun

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Cursive letter shlos mem

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Cursive letter mem

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Cursive letter lamed

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Cursive letter langer khof

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Cursive letter khof

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Cursive letter kof

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Cursive letter pasekh tsvey yudn

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Cursive letter tsvey yudn

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Cursive letter tes

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Cursive letter khes

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Cursive letter zayin

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Cursive letter vov yud

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Cursive letter tsvey vovn

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Cursive letter vov

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Cursive letter hey

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Cursive letter daled

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Cursive letter giml

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Cursive letter beys

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Cursive letter komets alef

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Cursive letter pasekh alef

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