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Being direct descendants of the Aramaic spoken via the Jews in antiquity, the nonetheless spoken Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialects of Kurdistan deserve exact and brilliant curiosity. Geoffrey Khan s "A Grammar of Neo-Aramaic" is a special 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 by way of the Jews from the quarter of Arbel (Iraqi Kurdistan), including a transcription of recorded texts and a word list. The "grammar" includes sections on phonology, morphology and syntax, preceded through an introductory bankruptcy interpreting the placement of this dialect relating to the opposite identified Neo-Aramaic dialects. The transcribed "texts" checklist folktales and money owed of customs, traditions and stories of the Jews of Kurdistan."

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