The neo-Aramaic dialect of Barwar, Volume 3

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Brill, 2008 - Scholars, Muslim - 2175 pages
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The Aramaic language has continued to be spoken in various dialects down to modern times. Many of these dialects, however, are now endangered due to political events in the Middle East over the last hundred years. This work, in three volumes, presents a description of one such endangered neo-Aramaic dialect, that of the Assyrian Christian community of the Barwar region in northern Iraq. It is a unique record of the dialect based on interviews with the surviving older generation of the community. The work consists of three volumes. Volume one contains a detailed grammatical description of the dialect, including sections on phonology, morphology and syntax. Volume two contains an extensive glossary of the lexicon of the dialect with illustrations of various aspects of the material culture. Volume three contains transcriptions of numerous recorded texts, including folktales, ethnographic texts, songs, and proverbs.

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Contents

stories
1492
Yuwal Yuhanna
1500
Yuwal
1506
Yuwal Yuhanna Dure
1523
Yuwal Yuhanna
1530
Nanas Banyaman
1538
Yuwaras
1568
Yuwaras Xosaba Kena Dure
1575
Nawiya Odiso
1856
Dawio Adam
1862
history and culture
1880
Dawio Adam
1888
Gwargas Bakus
1890
Nanis Banyaman
1897
Banyaman Banyaman
1978
Dawi8 Adam Dure
1993

Kena Dure
1581
Yuwaras Xosaba
1601
Dawio Adam
1628
A16 The Monk Who Wanted to Know When He Would
1634
Dawio Adam
1638
Dawio Adam
1655
Dawio Adam Dure
1671
Dawio
1711
Dawio
1730
Dawio
1753
Banyaman
1770
Misayel Barcam
1784
Awiko Sulaqa
1800
Dawio Gwargas
1821
Xosebo Odiso nNune
1834
Xosebo
1844
Fables
1850
Bibe Banyaman
2000
Bibe
2010
Naze Israyel
2018
Odiso 3nwiya Deraske
2045
DawiSAdam Dure
2055
Gwargas Bakus
2064
Siranos Xamas
2088
B17 The Mysterious Priest in Tiyare Informant Banyaman
2098
Dawio Adam Dure
2107
C2 Rawe Songs
2117
C3 Dirges Jmtu
2137
C5 Churn Song
2144
C7 Xosaba Margaya
2153
Riddles
2159
D2 Proverbs and Sayings
2165
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About the author (2008)

Geoffrey Khan is Professor of Semitic Philology at The University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He is also the author of "Selected Arabic Papyri "and "Bills, Letters and Deeds: Arabic Papyri of the 7th to 11th Centuries,

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