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Posted By: GUEST,herbroth@san.rr.com
11-Oct-02 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Yiddish pronunciation?
Subject: RE: Yiddish pronunciation?
First off, I'd disagree that "ay" is automatically pronounced "I". Yiddish, like most other languages, has regional dialects,but the more usual pronunciation of "sheyne" (pretty, beautiful, etc.) would be "shay-neh." The "-keit" suffix is analagous to English "-ness" and is pronounced as "kite."