• Did the Sephardic Jews Speak Ladino?

    Author(s):
    Remy Attig (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    21st Century Hybrid Spanish Literature, Iberian Studies
    Subject(s):
    Ladino, Judeo-Spanish, Philology, Sephardic studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Glottonym, Terminology, Definitions
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6QN9M
    Abstract:
    The term ‘Ladino’ has been used by some scholars in reference to the language spoken by the Sephardic Jews. Sometimes it has been used in reference to the language spoken by the Jews in Medieval Spain while at other times scholars have used this term in reference to the language spoken by the Sephardim of the Ottoman Empire in the centuries following their exile from Spain. Both definitions are listed in the dictionary of the Real Academia Española, but is the term accurately defined? This article examines modern and historic uses of the term ‘ladino’ and suggests amending the dictionary to better reflect the particular nuances of this term. It also examines the differences between the terms ‘ladino’ and ‘judeoespañol’ (Judeo-Spanish) and clarifies their proper uses.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
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