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The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know
Sheri Jo Fantastic post! I grew up in a town with many, many Jewish people and Yiddish sayings are 2nd nature to me. However, the town I have lived in for the past 15 years has a very small Jewish population in comparison. Consequently, whenever I use a Yiddish term, the response is either hysterical laughter or the “DAHHH… shmendrik” look. Related:  More randomness

800 random questions Well this be my first post, and since its silly o'clock and I can't sleep I decided to compile a list of 101 random questions that I have or would ask people as I get to know them. To be honest 101 wasnt really enough but I finally got tired so i'll probably add to it later hehe 1) Whats your (full) name?2) How old are you?3) Whats your Birthday? update: I reached my goal of 500 random questions with the help of Steph-a-knee and Claire :D update2: I'm now upto 600 and beyond with the added help of Lexy and the other Stephpossibly stay tuned for more lol Heterography and homography In linguistics, heterography is a property of a written language, such that it lacks a 1-to-1 correspondence between the written symbols and the sounds of the spoken language.[1][dubious ] Its opposite is homography, which is the property of a language such that written symbols of its written form and the sounds of its spoken form have a 1-to-1 correspondence.[2][dubious ] The orthography of the English language is, according to Larry Trask, a "spectacular example" of heterography. But most European languages exhibit it to some extent. The degree of heterography of a language is a factor in how difficult it is for person to learn to read that language, with highly heterographic orthographies being more difficult to learn than more homographic ones. Types[edit] Other homophonic heterographs in English include "I", "aye", and "eye", "right", "rite", "wright", and "write", "read", and "reed", and "there", "their" and "they're".[5] In French, examples include "sain" and "saint".[6]

Heteronym (linguistics) Euler diagram showing the relationships between heteronyms and related linguistic concepts. A heteronym (also known as a heterophone) is a word that is written identically but has a different pronunciation and meaning. In other words, they are homographs that are not homophones. Thus, row (propel with oars) and row (argument) are heteronyms, but mean (intend) and mean (average) are not (since they are pronounced the same). Heteronym pronunciation may vary in vowel realisation, in stress pattern (see also Initial-stress-derived noun), or in other ways: The weather was beginning to affect his affect.A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.They were too close to the door to close it.Don't desert me here in the desert! Heteronyms can also occur in non-alphabetic languages. "Heterophone" literally just means "different sound", and this term is sometimes applied to words that are just pronounced differently, irrespective of their spelling.

Homograph This article is about the grammatical use. For the typographical sense, see Homoglyph. For the geometrical sense, see Homography. Venn diagram showing the relationships between homographs (yellow) and related linguistic concepts. A homograph (from the Greek: ὁμός, homós, "same" and γράφω, gráphō, "write") is a word that shares the same written form as another word but has a different meaning. In English[edit] Examples: bear (verb) – to support or carry bear (noun) – the animal The words are identical in spelling and pronunciation (i.e. they are also homophones), but differ in meaning and grammatical function. sow (verb) – to plant seed sow (noun) – female pig The two words are spelt identically but pronounced differently. More examples[edit] In Chinese[edit] Old Chinese[edit] Modern study of Old Chinese has found patterns that suggest a system of affixes.[4] One pattern is the addition of the prefix /*ɦ/, which turns transitive verbs into intransitive or passives in some cases:[5] See also[edit]

Homonym In linguistics, a homonym is one of a group of words that share the same spelling or pronunciation but have different meanings.[1] Thus homonyms are simultaneously homographs (words that share the same spelling, regardless of their pronunciation) and homophones (words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of their spelling). The state of being a homonym is called homonymy. Examples of homonyms are the pair stalk (part of a plant) and stalk (follow/harass a person) and the pair left (past tense of leave) and left (opposite of right). In non-technical contexts, the term "homonym" may be used (somewhat confusingly) to refer to words that are either homographs or homophones.[1] The words row (propel with oars) and row (argument) and row (a linear arrangement of seating) are considered homographs, while the words read (peruse) and reed (waterside plant) would be considered homophones; under this looser definition, both groups of words represent groups of homonyms. Etymology[edit]

46 Incredibly Useful Safety Tips For Women Traveling Alone What's a Latke, Really? In 1927, when the word “latke” made its English debut, The American Mercury defined the Hanukkah delicacy as “luscious … pancakes made of grated, raw potatoes, mixed with flour and shortening.” Almost 90 years later, Jews are still frying the potato pancakes, and serving them up as a holiday treat. “The point of latkes at Hanukkah is not the potato but the oil,” Joan Nathan explained to her readers in The New York Times this year. “What matters is the recounting of the miracle of one night’s oil lasting eight nights in the temple over 2,000 years ago.” Each year, Jews throughout the United States mark the holiday by frying grated potatoes in olive oil, savoring a treat that is, as Nathan put it, “traditional, nostalgic, and crispy.” Or, at least, crispy. Let’s start with the oil. But on this side of the Atlantic, Jews soon began to use Crisco—memorably marketed as the miracle for which “the Hebrew Race had been waiting 4,000 years.” Which is a good question. Cheese? Hold on.

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List of iPod models [[File:iphone-comparison.png|thumb|right|Size comparison, from top to bottom, between: - a first generation iPod Nano - a first generation iPhone - a fourth generation iPod Classic / The Apple iPod line has been upgraded many times, and each significant revision is called a "generation". Only the most recent generation and refurbished units of previous generations of the iPod line are available from Apple for each model (classic, nano, shuffle, touch). Each new generation usually has more features and refinements while typically being physically smaller and lighter than its predecessor, while usually (but not always) retaining the older model's price tag. Notable changes include the touch-sensitive click wheel replacing the mechanical scroll wheel, use of color displays, and flash memory replacing hard disks. Models[edit] [[Image:Nano omores.jpg|thumb|upright|Product Red 2nd generation iPod Nano.]] Timeline of iPod models and related products See also[edit] List of iOS devices

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