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    Mutzafi, Hezy 2016. Jewish Neo-Aramaic Innovations. Journal of Jewish Languages, Vol. 4, Issue. 1, p. 85.

  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Volume 71, Issue 3
  • October 2008, pp. 409-431

Trans-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic1

  • Hezy Mutzafi (a1)
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  • Published online: 20 October 2008

The present article seeks to describe a major group of Jewish North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic (NENA) dialects located across the Great Zab river in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the dialectological map of NENA, hence the term “Trans-Zab Jewish Neo-Aramaic” (“Trans-Zab”, for short) chosen for this dialect group. A large set of phonological, morphophonological, morphological and lexical innovations, shared by all members of this group, is presented. Each of the Trans-Zab features is compared with contrastive parallel features in other, selected NENA varieties. Finally, an internal classification of Trans-Zab into three subdivisions is proposed, based on a comparison of three respective paradigms of the positive present copula.

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