It has not one word in common with Hebrew. Uses the same characters in it's alphabet for this reason. Just as similar to Hebrew as Spanish is to Swedish, since they too use the same characters in their alphabet but have not word in common with each other. See Kaizar
2) the perfect language to insult people, paticuarly goyem.
Ganif (thief) from Hebrew (Ganav)
Shikker (drunk) from Hebrew (Shikur)
Mishpoyche (family) from Hebrew (Mishpacha)
The language is written, curiously enough, using the Hebrew alphabet. As it once almost completely resembled German, the language evolved in Germany while the Jews were somewhere else, and therefore the language is still basically middle-high German.
Yiddish was the mother tongue of millions people before the Holocaust
English: "can you understand Yiddish?"
German: "Koennen Sie Deutsche Sprechen?"
one, the word is goy, goyem is plural, and it does not mean gentile it means non-jew. Also Uncle is wrong, the laungeg was not invented by the khazars (present day khazakstan) it is though a mixture of Middle German and Hebrew. It is also not used by any broad group of people but some people sill do speak it. It is also quite fun for insalting people. Also it is not common with the torah at all! infact it never shows up in the torah seeing as there were no jews in germany yet so how could the laungegs be commbied? yeah so if im wrong o well but i am allmost positive this is all true info.
please excuse my spelling
Example of Yiddish: "Oi vai!" (Literally "Oh, pain!" or "Oh, woe").