Don’t Buy the Junk Science That Says Yiddish Originated in Turkey – Jordan Kutzik, Forward
Yiddish strongly resembles German and has almost no resemblance to Turkish or Persian.
Read the article in the original Yiddish.
I am occasionally surprised to be reminded that Yiddish is still spoken by many people. But for how many people is it their native language, as it was for my grandparents?