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    Unknown script: handwriting from 1888

    Hi,
    again I have an old jiddish handwriting from 1888 from Silesia in Poland. Perhaps someone can give me a hint what it means ?

    Best regards,
    Michael
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    Re: jiddish handwriting from 1888

    Are you sure it's Yiddish? Looks like written from left to right.

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    Re: jiddish handwriting from 1888

    This doesn't look like Yiddish.
    This looks like it is written in cursive Cyrillic alphabet. This may be Yiddish, but not written with the Hebrew alphabet...
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    Re: jiddish handwriting from 1888

    It can also be Armenian.

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    Re: Unknown script: handwriting from 1888

    It's definitely not written in Cyrillic. I wouldn't entirely rule out that it is written in Latin script. Could be Polish or Lusatian if it is from Silesia.

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    Re: Unknown script: handwriting from 1888

    It looks like written in Kurrentschrift. One word looks like "nicht".

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    Re: jiddish handwriting from 1888

    Quote Originally Posted by berndf View Post
    Are you sure it's Yiddish? Looks like written from left to right.
    Can you decipher it? The last word looks like "berechtigt".

    Quote Originally Posted by bibax View Post
    It looks like written in Kurrentschrift. One word looks like "nicht".
    That would make sense.

    So we have "XXX berechtigt" and "nicht XXX berechtigt."
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    Re: Unknown script: handwriting from 1888

    It is German.
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