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Title: Grammar of the Dialects of the Vernacular Syriac
Subtitle: As Spoken by the Eastern Syrians of Kurdistan, North-West Persia and the
Plain of Mosul, with Notices of the Vernacular of the Jews of Azerbijan and
of Zakhu Near Mosul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Arthur John Maclean
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107648128 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107648128 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 23.99
Originally published in 1895, this volume was created to provide a grammatical guide to the various dialects of the Eastern Syrians (Nestorians or Chaldeans) inhabiting the mountains of Kurdistan, the plains of Azerbaijan in north-west Persia, and Mosul in eastern Turkey. Highly organised and informative, the text provides a practical guide to the various dialects used in these areas, many of which had only recently begun to be written down. This is an important book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Eastern Syriac and the history of linguistics.
Part I. The Letters Part II. Accent Part III. Signs Part IV. Pronouns Part V. Substantives Part VI. Adjectives Part VII. Verbs Part VIII. Adverbs Part IX. Prepositions Part X. Conjunctions Part XI. Interjections Part XII Position of Words. Emphasis. Questions Part XIII. Idiomatic Phrases Part XIV Derivation Part XV. Rules for Aspiration Part XVI. Vowels and Consonants
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