RE: [Cz-L] Steinberg

From: cornel fleming <>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2017 22:44:37 +0000
To: 'hardy' <>, 'Ruth Levin' <>
Reply-To: cornel fleming <>

I too learned to call them Schmetterling. I read some time ago that a
University is studying Jiddish because it originated as Mediaval German
..and then incorporated words from their surroundings. Cornel.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of hardy
Sent: 07 January 2017 19:41
To: 'Ruth Levin'
Cc: ''
Subject: RE: [Cz-L] Steinberg

Never heard in Czernowitz Zummerfoigl
We called it Schmetterling,
Mozart called it Farfalone,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ruth Levin
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 9:06 PM
To: hardy
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Steinberg


Dear Hardy,
Yiddish is one of the richest languages I know. It has at least three words
for "butterfly": flaterl, bobele and zumerfoygl. It uses Hebrew, Germanic,
Slavic and old French words, sometime for the same concept, and often
every one of them has a slightly different meaning.
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