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Thread #52360   Message #801294
Posted By: EBarnacle1
11-Oct-02 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: Yiddish pronunciation?
Subject: RE: Yiddish pronunciation?
In Yiddish, as in German, "ei" is pronounced "ay," as in mine. The "Schayn" part of the word, as mentioned above, is a transliteration. The 'correct' spelling is schoen. The ambiguity arises due to the difficulty in using Hebrew lettering, with its limited vowel menu, in pronouncing words derived from German.