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Bibil Identifier bibil:249566
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Vernacular Aramaic Statement from the 10th Century History of Mosul by al-Azdī
Author Harrak, Amir
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 20, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 365-373 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Vernacular Aramaic is usually a spoken language but to find a sentence uttered in this dialect as early as the 8th century CE is both rare and remarkable. The 10th century al-Azdi, in his History of Mosul, quoted this sentence said by a boatman and gave its translation in Arabic in the context of the invasion of Mesopotamia by the Abbasids. Even though the transmission of the Aramaic sentence partially distorted it and its translation is thus a bit problematic, there is no doubt about the linguistic origin and meaning of the sentence.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : New Aramaic
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