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Yiddish phonology

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Yiddish phonology

There is significant phonological variation among the various dialects of the Yiddish language. The description that follows is of a modern Standard Yiddish that was devised during the early 20th century and is frequently encountered in pedagogical contexts. Its genesis is described in the article on Yiddish dialects.


Yiddish consonants[1]
Labial Alveolar Dorsal Postalveolar Glottal
soft hard soft hard
Nasal m n (ŋ)
Plosive voiceless p t k (ʔ)
voiced b d g
Affricate voiceless
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