Hi! Thanks for the help. Can you speak Yiddish?

?גוטן טאָג! אַ דאַנק פאַר דער הילף. קענסט דו רעדן יידיש

Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:06, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

.איך בּין גערן צו העלפֿן My pleasure, glad to help anytime. Always thrilled to see people interested in Yiddish. I grew up speaking Yiddish with my grandparents and then studied it in college for the grammatical aspects, etc. If there are ever any questions about Yiddish grammar, idioms, whatever; I’m more than happy to help if I can. Sgold84 (talk) 20:13, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
That would be amazing! My Yiddish is weak, but I want to improve Wiktionary's coverage of it as I learn. There's tons of work to do here if you're interested, including translations, conjugation, etymology, and just adding entries. If you feel like you'd enjoy helping with any of those, I would be glad to show you how. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:09, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I apologise for not responding to your email. I have had email issues and I was unable to read it. Unfortunately, I probably cannot attend to anything in the short term, as I will be spending the month of June on holiday. However, if you would like, if you resend it or copy it here, I will try to make an effort to respond. Again, sorry for the trouble. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:10, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
No problem, I think I've figured everything out just from trial & error. I'm trying to add/edit entries whenever I find a bit of free time. Thanks for getting back to me. Sgold84 (talk) 18:38, 24 June 2013 (UTC)


My Yiddish is pretty limited, but based on what I remember of it, I would expect the pointed form of this to include שׁ? — [Ric Laurent] — 12:09, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out, the beyz also needs a dagesh. I'll make the corrections now. - Sgold84 (talk) 22:01, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Should have checked before messaging back. I still appreciate the attention brought to the word, since the beyz was dagesh-less. I just checked the YIVO standardized orthography; a s(h)in without a niqqud is implied as shin. The only time niqqud are used with s(h)in in Yiddish is to indicate a sin in Yiddish words of Hebrew or Aramaic origin (i.e. מעשׂה). - Sgold84 (talk) 22:19, 14 July 2014 (UTC)