Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 17:26:50 -0400

From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" ccoolidg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOOSE.UVM.EDU

Subject: Re: kimmelwick

On Sun, 1 Sep 1996, Jason Wilke wrote:

I have just finished a degree in German, and I am fairly certain that it

is not German, although it could very well be a German dialect-word. I

speak High German, but I cannot understand Bayuvarisch or Alemanisch,

etc. to but a minor extent. Regional foods are often named with dialect.

I have a Dutch friend that I could ask, although I can tell you that

Danish and Dutch are both similar to German, and the Scandinavian

languages are similar to a lesser degree.

If you could tell me what, apart from the sound of the word, influenced

you to think it is German, I might be able to assist better.

Jason Wilke


It could easily be Yiddish, which borrows heavily from German.