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IAS Film Notes: Once Were Warriors - De File
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IAS Film Notes: Once Were Warriors
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 28th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sorry. I got my emphases wrong. I knew Yiddish was derived principally from German. What I meant was that their particular dialect of German was very close in vocabulary and intonation to stereotypical Yiddish. Hearing them argue was like hearing an old couple argue in Yiddish in a play or movie -- which I've done -- even though the cultural heritage was different. It makes me wonder, in retrospect, how many ethnic markers are a function of language.
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