8 2021


15 2021

Dos, di, der – ver iz ver? A Workshop on Yiddish Grammar

11:30AM - 1:00PM  

$ Cost $ 60.00

In this two-part workshop, we will cover all the essential topics regarding Yiddish nouns.

Are you still confused about when to use dos, di, der? And on top of it, what is it with dem? Why the word girl in Yiddish is of neuter grammatical gender? What is the category of gender, what is the function of accusative and dative cases, and why does it look like there are a million ways to make a plural form of a noun?

Yes, while learning Yiddish words you can have a lot of similar questions. It is easy to get frustrated when you think that there is no other way than to just memorize each word with an article and plural form.

Confusion with genders and declension of articles leads to constant mistakes in speech and writing.

In this two-part workshop, we will cover all the essential topics regarding Yiddish nouns. You will get a clear picture of how they behave and why. We will dig into theory and see how it helps us in practice.

Part 1. Gender and number of nouns. What is the category of gender, principles of gender attribution, singular and plural forms.

Part 2. Cases and declension of articles. When to use accusative and dative.

Apart from work in the class, you will get homework to master the information. This workshop is for you,

If you just started to learn Yiddish and want to understand this topic better
If you already learn Yiddish for some time but feel that you have a gap in grammar
If you are an advanced speaker and want to get a deeper understanding of Yiddish grammar
If you are a Yiddish teacher and want to get life hacks on how to explain this theme to your students
Yiddish enthusiasts of all levels are welcome!

When: August 8th and 15th, Sundays, 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT, 7:30 p.m. in the U.K., 8:30 p.m. in most of Europe, 9:30 p.m. in Israel).

Each part lasts 90 minutes.

How much: 60 USD for the whole workshop (includes learning materials that will stay with you and my feedback to your homework via email) / 35 USD for one part.

Early bird (registration before August 1st): 50 USD for the two parts, 30 USD for one part only.