Hebonics


The Encino School Board has declared Jewish English a second language. Backers of the move say the district is the first in the nation to recognize "Hebonics" as the language of many of America's Jews. Here are some descriptions of the characteristics of the language and samples of phrases in standard English and Jewish English.


SAMPLES OF PRONUNCIATION CHARACTERISTICS


SAMPLES OF IDIOMATIC CHARACTERISTICS


SAMPLE ENGLISH PHRASE

HEBONICS PHRASE

He walks slowly

Like a fly in the ointment he valks

You're sexy!

(Concept Unknown)

Sorry, I do not know the time.

Vat do I look like, a clock?

I hope things turn out for the best.

You should BE so lucky...

Anything can happen...

It's never so bad, it can't get vorse...


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