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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Journal Title: Journal of Jewish Languages
Volume/Issue:   2 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Articles
Linguistic Variations in Early Ladino Translations
Ora (Rodrigue) Schwarzwald

Reciprocal NP-Strategies in Jewish Dialects of Near Eastern Neo-Aramaic in Light of Parallel Semitic Constructions
Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal

A Judeo-French Wedding Song from the Mid-13th Century: Literary Contacts between Jews and Christians
Alexandra Edzard

Book Reviews
Benor, Sarah Bunin. 2012. Becoming Frum. How Newcomers
Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism
reviewed by Bernard Spolsky

Maman, Aharon. 2013. מילון משווה למרכיב העברי בלשונות היהודים
על יסוד האוסף של פרופ' שלמה מו (Synoptic Dictionary of the Hebrew Component in Jewish Languages Based on Shelomo Morag’s Records)
reviewed by Ora (Rodrigue) Schwarzwald

Brink-Danan, Marcy. 2012. Jewish Life in 21st-Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance
reviewed by Bryan Kirschen
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): French
Aramaic, Official
LL Issue: 25.2875