Re: Copple (kappel)=yarmulke #general


Harold Pollins <pollins@...>
 

Judith is quite right. We always pronounce it as 'couple' but some say
'copple'.

However, most Jews in Britain also came >from Eastern Europe. Approx
figures. 1880
about 60,000 Jews in Britain, including Sephardim and Eastern Europeans. By
1914 about 300,000, the addition being due to East European immigration
plus natural increase.

Harold Pollins


Judith wrote
<snip>
Because the overwhelming majority of American Jews came >from Eastern
Europe, American Yiddish reflects that fact.

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