Yiddish is spoken as a daily language in some parts of America, mostly in New York City, and in some parts of Eastern EuropeandSouth America,as well as in Israel. It is slightly higher than standard German, with a large admixture of words of Hebrew, Slavic, or unknown origin As Yiddish is roughly 75% Germanic in origin, German speakers can understand a large part of it.
Yiddish is written with the same alphabet as Hebrew, and is written from right to left.
The Hebrew alphabet consists entirely of consonants, though some are used as vowels in Yiddish. Hebrew words in which these are consonants are spelled with them as consonants in Yiddish. A few of the vowel points are used in Yiddish to distinguish e.g. a and o.
Yiddish and Ashkenazi Hebrew have some differences from Sephardi and Israeli Hebrew: some a became o (German as well as Hebrew words, e.g. vos "what", olom "world, age"), and th became t in Sephardi, but s in Ashkenazi (beys "house").
א shtumer aleph
like or or tune
וו tsvey vovn
like the Scottish Gaelic loch German ach; used only in words of Hebraic or Aramaic origin
like y'et or internet as a vowel
like keep; used only in words of Hebraic or Aramaic origin
מ ם mem
נ ן nun
פֿ ף fe
צ ץ tsadi
like coo, but further back in the throat
voiced gargle as in French, can be pronounced as root