Request for Registration of yi-latn

Sean M. Burke
Thu, 28 Nov 2002 06:22:16 -0700



Name of requester          : Sean M. Burke

E-mail address of requester:

Tag to be registered       : yi-latn

English name of language   : Yiddish, in Latin script

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Yidish mit lateinishe oysjes

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Rabbi Benjamin Blech.
"Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish".
[ISBN: 0028633873], Alpha Books, 2000.

Olsvanger, Immanuel.
"Reyte pomerantsen : Jewish folk humor".
New York : Schocken Books [1947]

Betsky-Zweig, Sarah.
"Onions and cucumbers and plums; 46 Yiddish poems in English."
Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1958.

Conference on Yiddish Dialectology (1965 : New York, N.Y.)
"The field of Yiddish; studies in language, folklore, and literature. Third 
collection, edited by Marvin I. Herzog, Wita Ravid and Uriel Weinreich."
The Hague, Mouton, 1969.

Weinreich, Max.
"History of the Yiddish language".
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980.
[Translation of "Geshikhte fun der yidisher shprakh."]

Kerler, Dov-Ber.
"The origins of modern literary Yiddish"
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
[uses both Latin and Hebrew script for Yiddish]

Zuckerman, Marvin S.
"Learning Yiddish in easy stages"
Malibu, Calif. : J. Simon/Pangloss Press, 1987.
[uses both Latin and Hebrew script for Yiddish]

Birnbaum, Salomo A.
"Yiddish, a survey and a grammar"
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1979.
[uses both Latin and Hebrew script for Yiddish]

Any other relevant information:

If you tag something with yi-latn, this only specifies that it's Yiddish in 
Latin script -- it doesn't specify which of the many different spelling 
systems are being used.

The primary language-tag for Yiddish used to be "ji", but was changed to 
"yi" in 1989.