By Chaim M. Weiser

ISBN-10: 1568216149

ISBN-13: 9781568216140

Frumspeak examines the original linguistic conduct of Orthodox, native-born american citizens. This booklet seeks to attract comparisons with parallel phenomena of Jewish linguistic construction together with Yiddish and Ladino and reaches into the linguistic awareness of the yank Orthodox neighborhood to bare how that group thinks, communicates, and educates.

The Jewish faith molds the nature of this neighborhood and determines the way it works, builds a house existence, celebrates, and educates little ones. by way of targeting Jewish schooling, the group fosters an intimacy with the vintage basic texts of Judaism. those texts are replete with memorable linguistic formulations, bright imagery, and technical terminology, all of which govern the ways that Orthodox Jews face the demanding situations of day-by-day life.

Orthodox youngsters usually achieve educational publicity to stylish thoughts years earlier than they need to adopt the duties of maturity. With each one new stumble upon a connection with rabbinic literature is drawn upon, and the classical phrases develop into linked to tangible event. the result's the English, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Yiddish amalgam that this ebook phrases Yeshivish.

Yeshivish grows more and more favourite because the American Orthodox neighborhood maintains to develop right into a robust, equipped physique answerable for its personal schooling and welfare. Frumspeak examines the origins of Yeshivish and makes an attempt to figure out its position in spiritual and linguistic thought.

As a dictionary, Frumspeak offers definitions for Yeshivish phrases and indicates an English identical for every. each access strains the etymology of the unique observe to the purpose at which the note enters the language. All definitions comprise a sentence drawn from genuine adventure, to exemplify every one which means and to differentiate it from others.

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