By Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic at the Faculty of Oriental Studies Geoffrey Khan
Being direct descendants of the Aramaic spoken via the Jews in antiquity, the nonetheless spoken Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialects of Kurdistan deserve designated and brilliant curiosity. Geoffrey Khan's A Grammar of Neo-Aramaic is a different checklist of 1 of those dialects, now at the verge of extinction. This quantity, the results of huge fieldwork, incorporates a description of the dialect spoken through the Jews from the sector of Arbel (Iraqi Kurdistan), including a transcription of recorded texts and a word list. The grammar contains sections on phonology, morphology and syntax, preceded through an introductory bankruptcy interpreting the location of this dialect in terms of the opposite recognized Neo-Aramaic dialects. The transcribed texts checklist folktales and bills of customs, traditions and reports of the Jews of Kurdistan.
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G. ~u~ka 'chick' (Kurd. ~it~ik) (S:64), pir~a 'a hair' (Kurd. pir~). The phonemic independence of ltl from the unvoiced sibilant I sl is demonstrated by the minimal pair ti 'they know' vs. '. The affricate I jl, which is found mainly in loanwords, is realized in one of three ways. g jwanqiiwele [dzwret)'qreve:le:] 'he was a young man' (Y:150). The initial stop component of the voiced affricate I jl is often ultra-shart jwiin [dzwa·n] 'beautifully' (Y:84). l;la in the Suleimaniyya dialect (Hoberman 1985: 228).
Qalib, Turk. kalip).
Iftam 'there'. g. g. ] (L:4). il and the word for 'there' tam, which is not used independently in the Jewish Arbel dialect. il is not pronounced emphatic. g. $[ola ['*>:~~] 'syngogue' (Y:72), satlu ['srenl:l:l 'their pots' (Y:73), :jqilta [~q~rt're] 'a small ring' (L:209). 4 Pronunciations such as [2~~·t'rem], however, suggest that the 1/1 is now a primary emphatic. In the transcription, therefore, a dot is marked under 1/1 in this word. In a few words containing one or more of the consonants lbl, Im/, 1/1, emphatic articulation occurs without it being possible to identify with certainty one of the consonants as a primary emphatic that is the source of the emphasis.