Kamala, Mamale https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/arts-culture/2020/11/kamala-mamale/

Why do Yiddish speakers refer to children by terms of endearment seemingly meant for adults?

November 18, 2020 | Philologos
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Then-Senator Kamala Harris on June 28, 2019 in Homestead, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

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