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Re: Need Yiddish Vocabulary for Music
- From: Lori Cahan-Simon <l_cahan...>
- Subject: Re: Need Yiddish Vocabulary for Music
- Date: Sat 25 Mar 2000 13.47 (GMT)
> I'd like to point out, however, the similarity of the name to the Greek
> *floyera* (in Romanian, *fluier*), which is the shepherd's flute.
Just a guess in this particular case, but perhaps the similarity between the
and Greek is because Latin took many words from Greek along with many cultural
ideas such as architecture, medicine, philosophy, et cetera. The relationship
the Romanian word comes, perhaps, from its Latin origins. It is a Romance
(that is, evolved from Latin) as are, in order from least to most evolved away
Latin: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and all the dialects thereof.
Language is really a geographical continuum, as is cooking. If you look at
individual communities in the "Old World" from East to West, you will see a
change in language and cuisine, or would have in earlier times, when discreet
languages were not imposed within these modern govermental borders.
I know I was a bit off track here, but I hope I told someone something they
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