UK300 (Yiddish) information for students
Here is a syllabus.
These are the notes I bring for my own guide to class.
My Yiddish page
You can find lots of useful software and reading material here.
Excerpts from book
Here is pp 6-7.
Here is p 12.
Here is pp 14-15.
Videos in Yiddish
cabbage From the Forverts series, "es gezunterheyt". Sore-Rokhl speaks in
Southern Yiddish; Eve Jochnowitz in Polish Yiddish
shayle baym rebn Slightly bawdy song, disrespectful of Rabbinic authority,
in Standard Yiddish, sung by Jane Peppler.
Di Milkh Ku Supposedly a children's song, but bawdy. Like the Irish
"Seven Drunken Nights" and Child Ballad 274, sung by Randy Kloko and Jane
Peppler. Standard Yiddish.
Shane Baker: Cell phone Stand-up comedy; Standard Yiddish, with occasional
Southern Yiddish vowels
A Hard Day's Night Original Beatles video, but Yiddish dubbing in Standard
Harbstlid Folksong by Beyle Schaechter Gottesman, who died 2014. Sung by
her grand-neices, Temma and Reyne Schaechter (in the background, their father
Binyumen Schaechter, piano and vocals); Southern Yiddish.
Clip from old Yiddish film, Tevye Source of Fiddler on the Roof, with
renowned actor Maurice Schwartz; Southern Yiddish; the scene is after Khave has
run off with the non-Jew Fyedke Galagan. You can see various mourning customs: removing
shoes, sitting on low chairs. The fire is from the just-completed havdole.
Our Children Film from 1948 with children from the Warsaw Ghetto recounting
their experiences. Warsaw accent.
Afn veg shteyt a boym
by Itsik Manger. Standard accent. Animation.
Di Goldene Pave Chava Alberstein sings her setting of Anna Margolin's poem.
hu-tsa-tsa Bruce Adler sings one of many humorous versions. Southern
Yiddish, with some Americanisms.
Hudl mitn Shtrudl Vaudeville/Klezmer. Southern Yiddish, with some
Short story translated into Yiddish. From Sweden.
Interactive lessons in Yiddish. Childish, but very clear; standard accent.
From a set of homework sessions, with texts and audio (sometimes video).
Family tree (male-centric)
Here is a set of charts of verb,
definite article, adjective, and pronoun forms.