Women-Only Language Reemerges
joshuaafishman at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 31 00:42:39 UTC 2004
Nushu actually appears to be a "female script"
rather than a female language. There may very
well be other female scripts.
Several years ago (c. 1950?) Mary Haas reported
extensively on a female language (spoken) among
Until the early-19th century Yiddish had a
special Hebrew typeface initially intended for
women (but clearly also used for men who were not
sufficiently learned to follow longer Hebrew
texts in the traditional square-shaped "assyrian"
letters. This typeface was/is referred to as
"vayber-taytsh" (women's script). An edition of
the Pentateuch originally printed in
vayber-taytsh was/is known as "taytsh khumesh".
These names are still in use in Ultra-Orthodox
circles, although Yiddish per se is now written
exclusively in square letters.
--- "P. Kerim Friedman" <kerim.list at oxus.net>
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> On Mar 30, 2004, at 5:40 AM, Educational
> Linguistics wrote:
> > Women-Only Language Reemerges:
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> know) any similar language
> > elsewhere in the world?
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