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Title: Praktische Grammatik der Jiddischen Sprache
Written By: Salomo A Birnbaum
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica 87

Die jiddische Sprache wird mit der Quadratschrift geschrieben, die
aramäischen Ursprungs ist und von den Juden seit ihrer aramäischen
Sprachperiode für das Hebräische und alle anderen von ihnen gebrauchten
Sprachen verwendet wird. Die Richtung der Schrift ist von rechts naach
links. Als Ausgangspunkt des Jiddischen nimmt man das Mittelhochdeutsche
an, allerdings hat sich die Sprachwissenschaft bisher um diese Frage, wie
überhaupt um das Jiddische sehr wenig gekümmert (adaptiert aus der Einleitung).

Inhalt: Lese- und Lautlehre (Schriftzeichen. Transkription, Aussprache),
Formenlehre (Substantiv, Adjektiv, Pronomen, Numerale, Verbum,
Präpositionen, Syntax (Aussagesatz, Verbindung von Hauptsätzen,
Nebensätze), Lesesstücke, Wörterbuch, Jiddisches Lautsystem (Re-edition;
originally published 1917 in Wien; written in German).

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Ling & Literature
Germanic linguistics
Subject Language(s): Yiddish, Eastern
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862901081
Pages: 189
Prices: Europe EURO 55.10