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Bibil Identifier bibil:237836
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Three Rhotic Phonemes in Ṭyare Neo-Aramaic
Author Mutzafi, Hezy
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 12, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 168-184 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Whereas many North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic (nena) dialects exhibit two rhotic (R-) phonemes, mostly an alveolar /r/ as opposed to an emphatic alveolar /ṛ/, a striking feature related to rhotic differentiation, hitherto attested only in the Christian nena dialect of Bariṭle, is a threefold distinction of retroflex, alveolar and emphatic alveolar R-phonemes. This article demonstrates that such a distinction exists also in the Christian nena dialect-cluster of Ṭyare, discusses the nature and distribution of each of the three R-phonemes in Ṭyare, and suggests a diachronic account of the threefold split of r in this dialect-cluster.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01202004
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
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