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Steg Belsky scripsit:

> I also remember reading somewhere in the book (i can't find the page at
> the moment) that the Hebrew word _afilu_ "even" [...] seems to appear
> in almost every Jewish language -
> Dzhudezmo, Judeo-Arabic, Yiddish, etc.

Another Hebrew word that recurs everywhere, IIRC, is "khen" (grace);
perhaps natural given its religious significance.

There are a few interesting Romance-isms in Yiddish BTW, notably
*bentshn* 'bless' < BENEDICERE.

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        You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
        You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
                Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)