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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-05-24 12:40
Subject: High German
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The dialects which together are grouped as German divide into Low German and High German; those in the latter group have undergone what's called the High German Consonant Shift, exemplified by High German words such as Wasser, Pflanze, Straße versus Low German Water, Plante, Straat.

For decades I thought this "low" versus "high" was a value judgement, like in "High Elvish" or "the High King of Ireland". Then I read that it corresponded to the elevation of where these dialects were spoken: High German in the uplands of southern Germany, Low German in the coastal plains.

Today I realised what it actually refers to: Obviously for a period of at least a generation the High Germans must have been too stoned to pronounce their plosives properly. ;^)

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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-05-24 12:20
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2011: The Mortara Affair
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-05-22 10:23
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2012: Armilus, the Jewish Antichrist—the Apocalypse of Zerubbavel
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-05-17 21:49
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2012: Are Women's Intellects "Poor"? Struggling with the Rambam
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Was the Rambam (Maimonides), a well-known misogynist, actually a bit of a feminist?Collapse ) —Originally posted on Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please comment there using OpenID or a DreamWidth account (which you no longer need an invite code to create). Though I am leaving comments enabled on LiveJournal for a bit, please don't comment here if you can do so there instead.
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-05-09 22:25
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2014: Dead Souls
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Tee-hee; since I attended this talk, I have read the novel of this name by Gogol, which is what caught my eye and want now to blog it!Collapse ) —Originally posted on Dreamwidth, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please comment there using OpenID or a DreamWidth account (which you no longer need an invite code to create). Though I am leaving comments enabled on LiveJournal for a bit, please don't comment here if you can do so there instead.
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-05-03 21:51
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2009: The Evolution of Simchas Torah
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-05-01 22:29
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2015: The Last Jew in the Tower
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-04-27 22:35
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2015: Josephus and the Jews
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-04-20 12:59
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2011: The Book of Jubilees and Rebecca
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Lethargic Man (anag.)
Date: 2016-04-17 14:19
Subject: Notes from Limmud 2015: How to be a Bundist
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