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[Jul. 7th, 2006|06:34 pm]
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Another good find from the ol' paper journals:

(TL23a p.47, July 13th 2003)

Amusing example phrases from the Yiddish section of "Germanic Languages":

"he got married but he didn't have a real wedding"
"he doesn't want to marry a Norwegian"
"he should announce that a goat of his was lost"
"what do I need a wife for?"
"what should I give you ten kopeks for all of a sudden?"
"so why are you walking around without pants?"
"where on earth is the second drumstick?"
"let's just try to ask the first guy we meet"
"then don't kiss me on the head!"
"then go and prove you're not a bear!"
"I'm cold and wet"

From: aleffert
2006-07-07 11:03 pm (UTC)
We have a book at home titled "Yiddish Phrases Momma Never Taught You". It is full of gems.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2006-07-07 11:35 pm (UTC)
What I love about these, though, is that they aren't meant to illustrate how awesomely charming Yiddish is; they're just the examples they happened to have to illustrate dry grammatical points just like all the other germanic languages in the book.
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