Galitzaner Pronunciation - Omission #galicia


cyril fox <cyril@...>
 

My late father was Yehoshua and was known as Sheeya and pronounced
like that. He was a Galitzianer, born in Jezierna near Tarnopol.

The expert on Yiddish dialects is Professor Dovid Katz, a New Yorker
who is now Professor of Yiddish in the University of Vilnius.

Have a look at Dovid's website: www.dovidkatz.net

Cyril Fox
JGSGB
London


Alexander Sharon
 

Hi,

I confirm Cyril's observation.

I grew up in Eastern Galicia after WWII. My parents' friend was
Szyje [shee yeh], sometimes we called him Szyja [shee yah] which
was a bit funny as this mean 'neck' in Polish.

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

Cyril Fox <cyril@foxalma.freeserve.co.uk> wrote...

My late father was Yehoshua and was known as Sheeya and
? pronounced like that. He was a Galitzianer, born in Jezierna near
Tarnopol....