Mame-loshn
Yiddish (ייִדיש yidish or אידיש idish, literally "Jewish") is a High German language of Ashkenazi Jews, and it is written in the Hebrew alphabet. Western Yiddish originated in their culture, which emerged in the 9th century in Central Europe. Many centuries later, Western Yiddish spread to Eastern Europe, where it further developed as Eastern Yiddish, and eventually to other continents. Western Yiddish arose around 1000 AD from Old High German most likely around either Speyer and Worms on the Rhine or Regensburg on the Danube. Before 1500, it separated from German. Western Yiddish developed by adding a Hebrew and Aramaic component and Romance words to various and more dominant Old High German dialects, and mixing them together.
In the earliest surviving references dating from the 12th century, the language is called לשון־אַשכּנז (loshn-ashknez = "language of Ashkenaz") and טײַטש (taytsh, a variant of tiutsch, the contemporary name for Middle High German spoken in the region of origin). In common usage, the language is called מאַמע־לשון (mame-loshn, literally "mother tongue"), distinguishing it from Hebrew and Aramaic, which are collectively termed לשון־קודש (loshn-koydesh, "holy tongue"). The term "Yiddish" did not become the most frequently used designation in the literature of the language until the 18th century. In the late 19th and into the 20th century the language was more commonly called "Jewish", especially in non-Jewish contexts, but now "Yiddish" is again the more common designation.
Yiddish has six major dialects. Within practically extinct Western Yiddish are Southwestern (Swiss–Alsatian–Southern German), Midwestern (Central German), and Northwestern (Netherlandic–Northern German) dialects. Eastern Yiddish includes Southeastern (Ukrainian–Romanian), Mideastern (Polish–Galician–Eastern Hungarian), and Northeastern (Lithuanian–White Russian) dialects. Eastern Yiddish differs from Western mostly by the extensive inclusion of words of Slavic origin. Now, Yiddish is written and spoken by Orthodox Jews in many communities around the world, but some of them do not know it. It is the first learned, home, school, and of many social settings language in most Hasidic communities. Yiddish is also the academic language of the study of the Talmud according to the tradition of the Lithuanian yeshivas.
Yiddish is also used in the adjectival sense to designate attributes of Ashkenazic Jewish culture (for example, Yiddish cooking and Yiddish music), though in such contexts the designation "Jewish" is also used.

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Judaism 101: Yiddish Language and Culture
Yiddish is referred to as "mame loshn" ("loshn" rhymes with "caution"), which means "mother tongue," although it is not entirely clear whether this is a term of ...
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Yiddish - My Jewish Learning…
In its 1000-plus-year history, the Yiddish language has been called many things, including the tender name Mame-loshn (mother tongue), the adversarial moniker zhargon ...
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Yiddish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Yiddish: the Mame-Loshn - Chambon Foundation
Jan 28, 2012 ... Yiddish: The Mother Tongue (formerly Yiddish: Mame-loshn ("the mother tongue, " pronounced "mama lushin") is an affectionate, Emmy ...
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Yiddish: Mameloshn - Oak Park Temple
Mameloshn is Oak Park Temple's Yiddish singing group, Mameloshn, is dedicated to preserving and maintaining Yiddish culture through the beautiful music ...
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Mameloshn – Forward.com
Apr 24, 2008 ... Every year, a new crop of students arrives at university summer programs, professing a desire to study Yiddish. While not many actually learn ...
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Mameloshn | Facebook
Mameloshn is a Yiddish singing group that was started in 1994 for the purpose of keeping Yiddish music alive in the Chicagoland area. The group meets ...
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Speaking Mameloshn | Blake Eskin
The passing of generations who spoke mameloshn at home outpaces the earnest efforts of Jews, many of whom were conceived after Rosten's lexicon was , ...
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MAME-LOSHN SPEAKS!
2010 BRIDGES ASSOCIATION. 77. JANE SEITEL. Mame-loshn SPEAKS! He who comes into inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral. Yiddish Proverb.
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Mameloshn - LibGuides @ Brandeis at Brandeis University
Dec 16, 2013 ... LibGuides @ Brandeis. Yiddish Studies. Mameloshn.
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Scholars and universities classify Yiddish as a Germanic language, though some ... Mame loshn was the language of women and children, to be contrasted with ...
Yiddish: the Mame-Loshn - Chambon Foundation
Jan 28, 2012 ... Yiddish: The Mother Tongue (formerly Yiddish: Mame-loshn ("the mother ... Dr. Joshua Fishman of New York's Yeshiva University and Yiddish ...
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Apr 24, 2008 ... Every year, a new crop of students arrives at university summer programs, professing a desire to study Yiddish. While not many actually learn ...
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... called many things, including the tender name Mame-loshn (mother tongue), ... at New York University, Tel Aviv University, and the Vilnius Yiddish Institute.
Yiddish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In common usage, the language is called מאַמע־לשון (Mame-loshn, literally " mother ..... Paul Wexler, of Tel Aviv University in Israel, has proposed that Eastern  ...
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Borders, Boundaries, and Frames
Borders, Boundaries, and Frames
Mae Henderson, 2013
A repository for both the old culture and the new nationalism, Mame-loshn's positive femaleness protected and preserved Jewishness in the flux of modern change. Yet, the gendered strength of mameloshn was disempowered, deracinated, ...
Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
Michael Wex, 2006
Starred Review. Fortunately, despite its title and cover photo, this is not a kitschy book about a folksy language spoken by quaint, elderly Jews. It is, rather, an earthy romp through the lingua franca of Jews, which has roots reaching back to the Hebrew Bible and which continues to thrive in 21st-century America. Canadian professor, translator an...
The Meaning of Yiddish
The Meaning of Yiddish
Benjamin Harshav, 1990
... Mame-loshn, Yiddish. The expression Mame-loshn ("mama-language”) is a typical Yiddish compound of Slavic and Hebrew roots, connoting the warmth of the Jewish family, as symbolized 3 Language and History A Language New and Old.
Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
Ayala Fader, 2009
Mitzvah Girls is the first book about bringing up Hasidic Jewish girls in North America, providing an in-depth look into a closed community. Ayala Fader examines language, gender, and the body from infancy to adulthood, showing how Hasidic girls in Brooklyn become women responsible for rearing the next generation of nonliberal Jewish believers. To ...
We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Ellen Cassedy, 2012
“Brilliantly balanced, totally engaging, and constantly penetrating.” – Jewish Book World Magazine, Jewish Book Council “Cassedy resists Lithuanian attempts to place Jewish and Lithuanian suffering ‘side by side’….She listens to all the voices and perspectives…attempts to know and comprehend rather than judge.” – Christopher R. Browning, New York R...
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Yiddish: the Mame-Loshn ("the mother tongue") Emmy-winning documentary by Pierre Sauvage
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Judaism 101: Yiddish Language and Culture
Yiddish was the international language of Jews from Central and Eastern Europe until the middle of the 20th century. Learn about the history of the Yiddish language, as well as its alphabet, literature, theater and music.
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Yiddish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Mame Loshn: Making of Yiddish: Amazon.de: John Geipel: Englische Bücher
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Ich hob mameloshn farlorn: Katarina Hellgren: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads
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What is Mame Loshn in English? - Yiddish Slang Dictionary
Mame Loshn means mother tongue in Yiddish Yiddish.
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Mame-Loshn-Ltd in New York, New York (NY) - faqs.org
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| Berlinale | Archiv | Jahresarchive | 1992 | Programm - Yiddish: The Mame-Loshn
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Mame-Loshn et Klezmer-Loshn | Les Terres du Klezmer
Poésie, proverbes et chansons yiddish
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