Record a Pronunciation
n. Mother tongue.
"Please call us to discuss the many naming opportunities available at Yiddishkayt. Name one of our education and outreach programs, or one of our upcoming events, as a powerful tribute to mameloshn." (source: the Yiddishkeit LA website donor page)
"As a bilingual child, whose mameloshn (mother tongue) was Yiddish, and whose beloved bobe (grandmother) spoke very little English, I flipped between one language and the other without pausing for breath, translating for others as the need arose." (source)
Record a Sentence
מאַמע־לשון mame-loshn. "Loshn" is the Yiddish version of the Hebrew word "lashon," which means both "tongue" and "language."
mameloshn, mame-loshen, mameloshen, mama loshon, mamma loshen
The name "mame-loshn," or "mother-tongue," reflects the emotional connection that many speakers feel towards this language.
Edit Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.