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Thread #2800   Message #2203510
Posted By: GUEST,Volgadon
27-Nov-07 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
Subject: RE: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
Starting from the 20s or so, there was a conscious attempt to get away from Yiddish, and become a new sort of person, an Israeli. That included adopting some (but not all) of the eastern pronounciation and accentation. Tshernikhovsky is a case in point. His early poems were meant to be read with an Ashkenazi accent, but then he started writing with the Sephardi in mind.
the chaf & chet thing was however considered a bit crude, and not popular until recently.
Many of the old songs ('havu lanu susim' for example) were sung with an Ashkenazi accent, but still tended to differentiate between s & t.