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I was making some headway before I had to interrupt. I hope to get back to
it this evening.

stevo

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:15 PM, David McCann <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Nov 2012 16:32:53 -0500
> Tony Harris <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Definitely cursive Hebrew alphabet.  I believe the last word there is
> > Alemnn, probably with an assumed vowel betwen the m and nn.  So
> > Alemann perhaps?  I'm not positive on that letter after the L and
> > before the M, I think it's ayin which I thought Yiddish used as an E.
>
> There shouldn't be any assumed vowels in Yiddish: ʔ for a, ŏ; w for u;
> y for i, ü; ʕ for ä, e, ö; ʔw for au, ō; yy for ei, eu.
>
> I read Ale- but got stuck like everyone else. The stroke before the -n
> puzzled me, and I even wondered if the last two strokes had come apart
> and the name ended in-g?
>