The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Betanure (province of Dihok)
Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2008 - 412 páginas
The Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Betanure, which has hitherto remained unattested, is among the rarest and most seriously endangered varieties of Aramaic spoken at the present time. One of the most archaizing Jewish Neo-Aramaic varieties and a member of the Lishana Deni dialect cluster of northernmost Iraq, the dialect is currently spoken in Israel by no more than three dozen elderly people, of whom only a small minority are pro'cient speakers. The grammatical description of the dialect is synchronic, but it includes etymological and historical comments as well as several paragraphs dealing with diachronic processes. The large and variegated corpus of texts, based on narratives furnished by the last two superb speakers of the dialect, comprises, inter alia, descriptions of the village of Betanure and its history, the fauna and ?ora of the region, agriculture and other occupations of the Jewish villagers, customs and traditions, legends, folktales, anecdotes and amusing stories. The glossary is extensively etymological and offers much comparative data drawn from numerous Neo-Aramaic varieties, apart from recourse to Classical Aramaic lexical data.
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adjectives Afterwards allomorph Aramaic asked base baxta become beda Betanure bəd bride bring brought called Christian clothes consonant copula deni denoting dialect dide dohun ending enter Examples father final forms four front gemər gəmri give gyāne hādax hakan hand head həl inflections Jewish Jews kālo kill king kulle kullu Kurdish Kurds lāzəm look m-babər mād māye mən mərre mountain Muslim nāše Neo-Aramaic night nouns past perfect person Plural prayer prec preceding preposition present rabbi remain replaces reš river says sg.f side Singular snow stem stone stress suffix syllable synagogue tāle tāma tell terebinth took tree verbs village vowel wash wewa wife woman women xət xətna yalunke zəlle