fun with phrases

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 5 17:13:30 UTC 2011

I've always heard it pronounced with stress on the first syllable by my
relatives in the US and Poland . By the way, the only recipe I know for
kiszka uses kasza (buckwheat) soaked in blood for the filler. Yummy for
kitties, but not for me.


On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:14 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at>wrote:

> One thing I failed to mention is that "kiska" and the Anglicized and
> Yiddish versions of "kishka/kishke" have first-stress syllable. Russian
> "kishka" does not (nor does plural "kishki"). I'm not sure about Polish,
> but I assume first syllable.

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