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masculine, feminine, neuter
Nouns decline according to...
Case Number
Definiteness Gender
Verbs conjugate according to...
Voice Mood
Person Number
Tense Aspect

General informationEdit



Bilabial Labio-dental Alveolar Post-alveolar Palatal Velar
Nasal m n
Plosive p t k g
Fricative f v s z sh zh h gh
Affricate ts c
Approximant y w
Trill r
Lateral app. l


Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a

Yiddish to Meyew correspondenceEdit

a - e

o - i

b - c

g - k

d - z

h - ts

u - o

z - t

t - p

i - a

y - y

kh - l

l - s

m - gh

n - l

s - n

e - u

p - zh

f - sh

ts - y

k - f

r - g

sh - sht

t - m

v - h

zh - v

tsh - w

ey - uy

ay - ey

oy - ay



Gender Cases Numbers Tenses Persons Moods Voices Aspects
Verb No No No Yes No Yes No Yes
Nouns Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Adjectives No Yes No No No No No No
Numbers No No No No No No No No
Participles No No No No No No No No
Adverb No No No No No No No No
Pronouns Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No
Adpositions No No No No No No No No
Article No Yes No No No No No No
Particle No No No No No No No No

Grammar is more a Priori than anything.


The following examples uses the word "pepu" which means either father, mother, or creator depending on the gender used.

Masculine Singular Masculine Plural Masculine Singular Definate Masculine Plural Definate Feminine Singular Feminine Plural Feminine Singular Definate Feminine Plural Definate    Neuter Singular Neuter Plural Neuter Singular Definate Neuter Plural Definate
Nominative peputel peputelu pepuzugtel pepuzugtelu pepusheg pepushegu pepuzugsheg pepuzugshegu pepu pepulu pepuzug pepuzugu
Accusative nopeputel nopeputelu nopepuzugtel nopepuzugtelu nopepusheg nopepushegu nopepuzugsheg nopepuzugshegu nopepu nopepulu nopepuzug nopepuzugu
Genitive sholpeputel sholpeputelu sholpepuzugtel sholpepuzugtelu sholpepusheg sholpepushegu sholpepuzugsheg sholpepuzugshegu sholpepu sholpepulu sholpepuzug sholpepuzugu
Instrumental yufpeputel yufpeputelu yufpepuzugtel yufpepuzugtelu yufpepusheg yufpepushegu yufpepuzugsheg yufpepuzugshegu yufpepu yufpepulu yufpepuzug yufpepuzugu
Sociative tappeputel tappeputelu tappepuzugtel tappepuzugtelu tappepusheg tappepushegu tappepuzugsheg tappepuzugshegu tappepu tappepulu tappepuzug tappepuzugu
Abessive leytappeputel leytappeputelu leytappeppuzugtel leytappepuzugtelu leytappepusheg leytappepushegu leytappepuzugsheg leytappepuzugshegu leytappepu leytappepulu leytappepuzug leytappepuzugu


Adjectives do decline to gender or number.

Exampe: kope "good"

Comparative Superlative Negative Comparative Negative Superlative
Nominative kopehuy kopetuyn kopehuyley kopetuynley
Accusative nokopehuy nokopetuyn nokopehuyley nokopetuynley
Genitive sholkopehuy sholkopetuyn sholkopehuyley sholkopetuynley
Instrumental yufkopehuy yufkopetuyn yufkopehuyley yufkopetuynley
Sociative tapkopehuy tapkopetuyn tapkopehuyley tapkopetuynley
Abessive leytapkopehuy leytapkopetuyn leytapkopehuyley leytapkopetuynhey
Adverbial skopehuy skopetuyn skopehuyley skopetuynley


Pronouns are more Irregular.

1st Person Singular 1st Person Plural 2nd Person Singular 2nd Person Plural 3rd Person Masculine 3rd Person Feminine 3rd Person Neuter 3rd Person Plural
Nominative al tag zo ag ug ta un tuy
Accusative tal ollezet zal eyel at ta un tuy
Genitive tuylug olnug zuylug uhug nuylug atsegug nuylug atsegug
Instrumental yufal yuftag yufzo yufag yufug yufta yufun yuftuy
Sociative tapal taptag tapzo tapag tapug tapta tapun taptuy
Abessive leytapal leytaptag leytapzo leytapag leytapug leytapta leytapun leytaptuy


Example: fayshu (gerund: fayshulu)

Past Tense Imperfect Pluperfect Present Tense Future Tense
Indicative fayshucuk fayshucu fayshucup fayshup fayshuhup
Subjunctive hufayshucuk hufayshucu hufayshucup hufayshup hufayshuhup
Conditional nisfayshucuk nisfayshucu nisfayshucup nisfayshup nisfayshuhup
Optative zegfayshupcuk zegfayshupcu zegfayshucup zegfayshup zegfayshuhup
Imperative ifayshucuk ifayshucu ifayshucup ifayshup ifayshuhup
Potential felfayshucuk felfayshucu felfayshucup felfayshup felfayshuhup


Meyew, much like any other germanic language, has a V2 word order.


English - Meyew - taytsh (yiddish)

one - uyeln - eyns

two - tehey - zvay

three - zeguy - drey

four - shag - fir

five - shalsh - finf

six - tefen - ziks

seven - tacel - zibn

eight - elem - akht

nine - luyel - neyn

ten - yul - tsen

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