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Thread #52135   Message #797316
Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
05-Oct-02 - 08:13 AM
Thread Name: Yiddish word for silver
Subject: RE: Yiddish word for silver
Zilberne - Silberne:
Derivated from the German silber=silver.
Pronouciation: with a voiced S which is correctly written with a Z.
Since High German pronounces any initial S voiced, you may sometimes find it written with an S. Z should be preferred, because in some German dialects initial S is pronounced unvoiced (as in my home county).
The affricata which is in German written with a Z should be written in Yiddish TS (Same with Greek)