Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 23:21:11 -0500
From: Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VISI.COM
Subject: kimmelwick & Yiddish
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 17:26:50 -0400
From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" ccoolidg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOOSE.UVM.EDU
Subject: Re: kimmelwick
It could easily be Yiddish, which borrows heavily from German.
It's my understanding that Yiddish (once Yiddischen Deutsch) can be
considered a dialect of German. Most of the German-origin words are
not borrowings, but inheritance from before the split with German.
If "kimmelwick" is from Yiddish, then it's odd for it to show up in
Northwestern New York State -- and not in the New York City area,
which for about a century has had the highest concentration of native
Yiddish speakers in New York State.
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