Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I'm Doing It!

Hi all,

I have decided. I am going to get more shock value by speaking YIDDISH! Yes, you heard right, I have decided to try to learn some Yiddish and freak the heck outa my starring fans from the nearby shtetl -even more!

No really, I am just curious about the language and do want to pick up some phrases.

9 comments:

Tania said...

Girl, you are too funny! can you throw in some creole with that? you know how we do, at last in my fam anyway, we mix up the two languages when we really wanna freak out folk..lol

Miriam said...

i'm sure its gonna happen! Everytime I try to learn a new language that creole just wants to slip right out of my tongue!

YOu should hear my Hebrew. LOL

Tr8erGirl said...

nice! good luck with it! i for one am gonna try to get up the nerve to take ulpan this year....

Miriam said...

wow Ulpan! Are you in Israel?

bad4shidduchim said...

Good luck - it can be done. My father learned his yiddish in Israel by making Yerushalmis talk Yiddish to him. They thought he was nuts, but he's practically fluent.

Tr8erGirl said...

Miriam - I wish, unfortunately not, but my son is in school where half the day is hebrew immersion, and he's already more fluent than I am with several years of yeshiva education (ok ok - ivrit class was at 7:45 am - way to early to be productive!!)

fashionista cat in a zero gravity shoe-store said...

Hey Miriam,

Try learning through songs; they usually are fairly easy to understand and to memorize.
On this site you'll find a few audio and read-along samples by survivors. The intention was to document Yiddish as it used to be spoken back in the day:
http://www.jiddischkurs.org/beispiele.htm

David_on_the_Lake said...

I love Yiddish....it has so much character...

nuch a chosid said...

Ich Ken Eich Epes Helfen?!