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.

Dan Goodman


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