Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech RE: Yiddish in Czech lands -- and all over Europe - Breugus #austria-czech


robert fraser <robertandginafraser@...>
 

Celia, be assured that that lovely word "Breugus" has not died out. My
parents, >from Vienna and before that >from Moravia, used it, (although my
father would have pronounced in "broiges") and even my Wife, with a
Latvian/Russian/English/Australian heritage, uses it. Strangely, I can't
find it in Leo Rosten's The Joys of Yiddish.
Oy!

Robert W Fraser
Dianella, Western Australia
robertandginafraser@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Celia Male [mailto:celiamale@...]
Sent: Monday, 14 February 2005 6:19 AM
To: Austria-Czech SIG
Subject: re:[austriaczech] Yiddish in Czech lands -- and all over Europe -
Breugus

snip>>But first to the word "Breugus" which has always intrigued me and has
an unusual
origin. I know it was used both by my father who hailed >from London [of
Polish
lineage in the 1800s] and my mother's family with their Viennese, Pressburg,
Bohemian and Moravian ancestry. I never hear it used today in my circles
[perhaps the wrong ones?]; has it died out?
snip>>>>
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