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History Happy Hour: A century of language change: Ladino in Seattle today

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Exact location provided with RSVP

Join the WSJHS and JConnect for the next History Happy Hour on June 19th with Molly FitzMorris. Molly will explain how the history of Ladino in Seattle lead to the language shift from Ladino to English among Seattle's Sephardic Jews, and how this language shift has impacted the Ladino spoken today. The talk highlights some of the most prominent features of this unique North American dialect of Ladino; some of these features can still be found in spoken Ladino, while others have all but disappeared. Though it is difficult to reverse language shift, Seattle may be in a unique position to preserve the Ladino language.

To learn more about this event visit: wsjhs.org/historyhappyhour

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