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  • Spelling bee champ nails obscure Yiddish word en route to victory

    May 27, 2016 | 11:24 am

    The final of the nation’s most prestigious spelling bee took a Yiddish turn Thursday night.

    Scripps National Spelling Bee finalist Jairam Hathwar, a 13-year-old from Corning, New York, was asked to spell the word “chremslach” in the ultimate rounds of the competition.

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  • A linguist’s take on the knaidel/kneydl controversy

    June 10, 2013 | 10:01 am

    As a linguist who studies Yiddish-influenced English, I’ve had a busy week. As soon as Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word “knaidel,” the messages began to arrive. On facebook, through email, and in person, my friends, relatives, and colleagues...

  • How do you spell knaidel?

    May 31, 2013 | 9:10 am

    An Indian-American boy won a national spelling contest after correctly spelling a Yiddish-derived word.

    Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., won the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by spelling the word “knaidel,” a traditional Jewish dumpling. Mahankali...

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