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Thread #52135   Message #797139
Posted By: mack/misophist
04-Oct-02 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Yiddish word for silver
Subject: RE: Yiddish word for silver
Leo Rosten, in 'The Joys of Yiddish' distinguishes between Amerikaner and Europisch Yiddish. I'm sure that zilber is probably Europisch. Also, Fay Kellerman uses a lot of Yiddish and Hebrew in her novels. She lives in south California and North Carolina, I think. Her Yiddish is WAY different from the New Jersey Yiddish I learned. Come to think of it, it's different from San Francisco Yiddish, more central European sounding.

A year ago I found an on-line Yiddish dictionary. I'll look again.