Re: Yiddish pronunciation #general


Mike Glazer <glazer@...>
 

"Judith Romney Wegner" <jrw@Brown.edu> wrote in message
news:v03010d0db5fc56ca2813@[128.148.44.87]...
That's interesting; "shobbes" also happens to be the Anglo-Jewish
pronunciation! It rhymes with "lobbes" -- Anglo-Yiddish for "naughty
boy"
You might be interested to know that the word lobus (first letter pronounced
rather like a "w") is Polish for an urchin. I guess this is where the
Yiddish word comes from.

Mike Glazer
Oxford

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