Philip Witriol



Strip searching

By Philip Witriol, January 23, 2009

I'm still working on my dad's Yiddish book. I also intend to add other writings of his.

In the interim, some brief thoughts...

If Saddam had still been in power, what would Iraq have done during Israel's attempt to reduce the threat from Hamistan's islamofascists?

In the not so distant past liberal,left-wingers (including Jews) opposed fascist, antisemitic, sexist, homophobic men of violence. Now many seem proud to effectively support Hamas and other islamofascists.

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Mumme Looshen: Procrasination again

By Philip Witriol, October 26, 2008

I am abroad for three weeks, so this project will meet another delay.
This contents page serves to indicate the nature and scope of the work.

A (LONG,BUT NECESSARY) NOTE ON TRANSCRIPTION

PREFACE

CHAPTER I. ORIGINS

CHAPTER II. THE THE HEBREW ELEMENTS: GENERAL
1. Hebrew-in-Yiddish compared with Latin-in-English
2. I.H. Taviov’s Views on the Hebrew Elements
3. The Contribution of the Jewish Merchant Class
4. The Euphemistic Role of Hebrew
5. The Hebrew Elements in Yiddish Verbs

CHAPTER II. THE HEBREW ELEMENTS: EVOLUTION
1. Introductory and Phonology

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Yiddish work for belated publication: Mumme Looshen - An Anatomy of Yiddish by Joseph Witriol

By Philip Witriol, October 20, 2008

Over thirty five years ago my father, Joseph Witriol (1912 - 2002), typed up the 200 page manuscript of his work which he called Mumme Loohshen, An Anatomy of Yiddish.

In the preface he wrote: "This is the first linguistically oriented book on the Yiddish language as a whole, as opposed to monographs on specific aspects of Yiddish linguistics, to be written in English."

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