Being direct descendants of the Aramaic spoken via the Jews in antiquity, the nonetheless spoken Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialects of Kurdistan deserve targeted and brilliant curiosity. Geoffrey Khan s "A Grammar of Neo-Aramaic" is a special list of 1 of those dialects, now at the verge of extinction. This quantity, the results of vast fieldwork, incorporates a description of the dialect spoken through the Jews from the quarter of Arbel (Iraqi Kurdistan), including a transcription of recorded texts and a word list. The "grammar" contains sections on phonology, morphology and syntax, preceded by means of an introductory bankruptcy studying the placement of this dialect in terms of the opposite identified Neo-Aramaic dialects. The transcribed "texts" list folktales and debts of customs, traditions and studies of the Jews of Kurdistan."
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