I've been looking for a complete and accurate transliteration and translation of Mel Brooks's Yiddish-speaking Indian chief's dialogue. Surely someone in this community could provide? --220.127.116.11 17:55, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
I understand one line of it. The line before "They darker than we are!" translates to, "Have you [ever] seen [anything like] it in your life?"
Shvartses! (Blacks!) (To Indian raising tomahawk): No, no, zayt nisht meshuge! (Don't be crazy!) (Raising arms to the heavens in stereotypical Indian pose): Loz im geyn! (Let him go!) Cop a walk, it's alright. Abi gezint! (As long as you're healthy!) Take off! (To other Indians): Hosti gezen in dayne lebn? (Have you ever seen such a thing?) They darker than us! Woof!
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