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*Yiddish Studies


Yiddish Language on the Web

List of Yiddish Letters and Sounds
From UIC Yiddish webpages, a chart of the Yiddish alphabet with pronunciation guide.

Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies
Digitized vocal recordings of Yiddish in a variety of accents taken from over 6000 hours of recorded Yiddish from native speakers. Interactive site with sound. Sponsored by Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, Essen, Germany; The federal state of Nordrhein-Westfalia paticular Ministery of Education and Research of Nordrhein-Westfalia,The Commission of the European Union, Brussels; MAKROLOG Company, Wiesbaden, Germany; Association of Yiddish Language and Culture, Düsseldorf, Germany.

LCAAJ Collection of Spoken Yiddish
(Language and Culture Archive of Ashkenazic Jewry)
consists of 5,755 hours of audio tape field interviews with Yiddish speaking informants collected between 1959 and 1972 and ca. 100,000 pages of accompanying linguistic field notes. The data that constitutes the LCAAJ was collected from 603 locations in Central and Eastern Europe carefully chosen to reflect the distribution of the Yiddish speaking population on the eve of World War II. In a series of interviews lasting anywhere from 2.5 to 16 hours, informants answered questions on a wide variety of topics concerning Yiddish language and culture. Located at Butler Library, Columbia University.

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