Do you know from Yiddish?
A controversial new hypothesis has surfaced about its origins, but does it stand up to the data? And are you using Yiddish words without even knowing it?
Daniel Midgley speaks with lexicographer Ben Zimmer on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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History & Development of Yiddish
Yiddish Language and Culture
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Articles for Elhaik’s research — this is not well-accepted by linguists!
Uncovering ancient Ashkenaz – the birthplace of Yiddish speakers
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Articles against Elhaik’s research — closer to correct
Asya Pereltsvaig: Is Yiddish to Be Traced to Turkey?
Jordan Kutzik: Don’t Buy the Junk Science That Says Yiddish Originated in Turkey
The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know
Old Jews explaining Yiddish words will make your day
Ben Zimmer: The Hidden History of “Glitch”
Ben Zimmer: A History of Meh, from Leo Rosten to Auden to The Simpsons
Metalinguistic shmetalinguistic: The phonology of shm-reduplication
Rules Shmules: 5 Phonetic Pitfalls of Shm- Reduplication
Oy Vey: Yiddish Has a Problem
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