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Author Khan, Geoffrey, author

Title The Neo-Aramaic dialect of the Assyrian Christians of Urmi / by Geoffrey Khan
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (4 volumes)
Series Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics ; volume 86
Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics ; 86
Contents Volume 1. Grammar : phonolgy and morphology -- volume 2. Grammar : syntax -- volume 3. Lexical studies and dictionary -- volume 4. Texts
Summary This work is a detailed documentation of the Neo-Aramaic dialect spoken by Assyrian Christians in the region of Urmi (northwestern-Iran). It consists of four volumes. Volumes 1 and 2 are descriptions of the grammar of the dialect, including the phonology, morphology and syntax. Volume 3 contains a study of the lexicon, consisting of a series of lists of words in various lexical fields and a full dictionary with etymologies. Volume 4 contains transcriptions and translations of oral texts, including folktales and descriptions of culture and history. The Urmi dialect is the most important dialect among the Assyrian Christian communities, since it forms the basis of a widely-used literary form of Neo-Aramaic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 23, 2016)
Subject Aramaic language -- Iran -- Urūmīyah -- Dialects -- Grammar.
Christians -- Iran -- Urūmīyah -- Languages.
Syriac language, Modern -- Iran -- Urūmīyah -- Dialects -- Grammar.
Urūmīyah (Iran) -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016023617
ISBN 9004313931 (electronic book)
9789004313934 (electronic book)
(hardcover) (set)