Colloquial Yiddish

Colloquial Yiddish (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Aug. 14, 2016
Colloquial Yiddish (Repost)

Lily Kahn, "Colloquial Yiddish"
English | ISBN: 0415580226, 113896042X | 2011 | 320 pages | PDF | 9 MB

Colloquial Yiddish  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rwdfox at March 7, 2012
Colloquial Yiddish

Lily Kahn, "Colloquial Yiddish"
R..ge (8-2011) | PDF | 320 pages | ISBN: 0415580226 | 9.2Mb

Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century  

Posted by free4magazines at June 27, 2015
Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century

Writing in Tongues: Translating Yiddish in the Twentieth Century
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 0295992964 | 2013 | 160 pages | 1 MB / 1 MB / 1 MB

Writing in Tongues examines the complexities of translating Yiddish literature at a time when the Yiddish language is in decline. After the Holocaust, Soviet repression, and American assimilation, the survival of traditional Yiddish literature depends on translation, yet a few Yiddish classics have been translated repeatedly while many others have been ignored. Anita Norich traces historical and aesthetic shifts through versions of these canonical texts, and she argues that these works and their translations form an enlightening conversation about Jewish history and identity.

Miriam Weinstein, "Yiddish: A Nation of Words"  

Posted by TimMa at March 7, 2014
Miriam Weinstein, "Yiddish: A Nation of Words"

Miriam Weinstein, "Yiddish: A Nation of Words"
Label: Ballantine Bks | 2008 | ISBN: 0345447301 | English | MP3 32 Kbps | Lenght: 09:29:47 | 135.99 Mb

Here is the remarkable story of how this humble language took vigorous root in Eastern European shtetls and in the Jewish quarters of cities across Europe; how it achieved a rich literary flowering between the wars in Europe and America; how it was rejected by emancipated Jews; and how it fell victim to the Holocaust. And also how, in yet another twist of destiny, Yiddish today is becoming the darling of academia.Yiddish is a history as story; a tale of flesh-and-blood people with manic humor.

Neil G. Jacobs, "Yiddish: A Linguistic Introduction"  

Posted by TimMa at Feb. 10, 2014
Neil G. Jacobs, "Yiddish: A Linguistic Introduction"

Neil G. Jacobs, "Yiddish: A Linguistic Introduction"
Publisher: CUP | 2009 | ISBN: 0521105781 | English/Yiddish | PDF | 345 pages | 14.9 Mb

Yiddish, the language of Ashkenazic Jewry, arose some 900-1200 years ago as a result of contact with indigenous varieties of medieval German. Over the next few centuries, it grew to cover the second-largest language area in Europe, with Yiddish-speaking colonies being created in North and South America, Palestine/Israel, Australia and South Africa. It is estimated that just before the Nazi genocide in World War II, there were between 11 and 13 million Yiddish speakers worldwide. …

Modern English-Yiddish / Yiddish-English Dictionary  

Posted by TimMa at May 10, 2011
Modern English-Yiddish / Yiddish-English Dictionary

Modern English-Yiddish / Yiddish-English Dictionary
Publisher: Schocken | 1987 | ISBN-10: 0805205756 | ISBN-13: 978 0805205756 | English/Yiddish | PDF | 851 pages | 98.85 Mb

Comprehensive and reliable , The Modern English-Yiddish/Yiddish-English Dictionary is the standard reference guide to contemporary Yiddish , an essential volume for the beginner and the expert alike.
Hilda Bronstein Sings Yiddish Songs With Chutzpah! (2010)

Hilda Bronstein Sings Yiddish Songs With Chutzpah! (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 348 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 130 MB
Yiddish/Klezmer | 56:19

Part of a British revival of Yiddish culture, Hilda Bronstein's collection of Yiddish songs are to some degree what one would expect from a basic troupe performing at cultural and folk festivals. At the same time, however, the band (led by Merlin Shepherd) provides a good backing sound ranging from somber to joyous, but Bronstein herself is the star of the show, with a deep, throaty (almost Marlene Dietrich-like in some respects) intonation. The Polish dialect of Yiddish doesn't always lend itself to pretty pastoral sounds of course, but it seems that Bronstein is pushing the envelope even further than needed. Along with Merlin Shepherd's clarinet, the mix of old and new compositions is probably the key highlight of this recording. A handful of songs hearken back to the great Yiddish poets, a handful are from the theater era and immigration to America, a couple are from the wartime era and the partisan movements, and a couple of newer compositions make their debut as well.

Just Say Nu: Fluent Yiddish in One Little Word. 6 CDs  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by pgf000 at Sept. 5, 2010
Just Say Nu: Fluent Yiddish in One Little Word. 6 CDs

Just Say Nu: Fluent Yiddish in One Little Word (6 CDs) by Michael Wex
Audio/Humor/Education | Renaissance Press | 2007 | English | [email protected] | ISBN: 1427201870 | 06:36:32 | 545MB

This is not your bubbe's—or Leo Rosten's—Yiddish. Translator, novelist and performer Wex follows his witty and erudite Born to Kvetch with a colorful, uncensored guide to the idiomatic, use of Yiddish in such areas as madness, fury, and driving, mob Yiddish, insults and thirteen designations for the human rear (in declining order of politeness). Wex is knowledgeable about the biblical and Talmudic roots of some colloquial phrases; for example, he points out that tukhes (ass as he translates it) may be derived from Tuhkhes, one of the places where the Israelites sojourned on their way from Egypt to the Promised Land. While most of Wex's discussions of words and phrases are brief, he provides lengthier sections on five key, highly nuanced Yiddish words: nu (Well?), shoyn (already, right away), epes (something, somewhat), takeh (precisely) and nebakh (alas). Wex's advice on the complex usage of these words can help even the greenest Yiddish speaker. The book could have given more attention to regional dialects and there are a few organizational quirks. Still, Wex offers both fun and instruction for the non-maven.

Colloquial Spanish 2  

Posted by Zorrito68 at May 26, 2009
Colloquial Spanish 2

Colloquial Spanish 2
Routledge | ISBN-10: 0415273390 | 2003 | PDF | 252 pages | OGG 44100Hz 160kb/s | 96 Mb

Do you know Spanish already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to Spain, need to brush up your Spanish for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Spanish 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills.
Colloquial Spanish 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study. Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Spanish, it has also been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Spanish grammar and vocabulary.
Key features of Colloquial Spanish 2 include:
Revision material to help consolidate and build up your basics
A wide range of contemporary authentic documents, both written and audio
Lots of spoken and written exercises in each unit
Highlighted key structures and phrases, a grammar reference and detailed answer keys
A broad range of everyday situations, focusing on mainland Spain.
Audio material is available on CDs and in MP3 format to purchase to accompany Colloquial Spanish 2. Recorded by native speakers, this material will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills.

McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Dec. 9, 2016
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions [Repost]

Richard A. Spears, "McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions: The Most Up-to-Date Reference for the Nonstandard Usage, Popular Jargon, and Vulgarisms of Contempos, 4th Edition"
ISBN: 0071461078 | 2005 | EPUB | 576 pages | 3 MB