Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Zakho

The Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialect of Zakho[1][2][3] is a dialect of Northeastern Neo-Aramaic originally spoken by Jews in Zakho, Iraq. Following the exodus of Jews from the Muslim lands, most speakers now live in Israel, principally Jerusalem and surrounding villages.

Lishana Deni
לשנא דני Lišānā Denī
Pronunciation[liˈʃɑnɑ ˈdɛni]
Native toIraq
RegionZakho, Iraq
Language codes
ISO 639-3lsd
ELPLishana Deni

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  1. ^ Neuman, Yishai (2019). "Categorical Shifts of the Idiom Ribono shel(a)olam: From a Tannaitic Vocative to a Jewish Theocentric Interjection to a Substrate Component in Israeli Hebrew Discourse". Journal of Jewish Languages. 7 (2): 190–226. doi:10.1163/22134638-06011139a.
  2. ^ Nissan, Ephraim (2019). "Names for the fishes of the river Tigris in Baghdadi Judaeo-Arabic and in Zakho Jewish Neo-Aramaic". La Linguistique. 55 (1): 97–128. doi:10.3917/ling.551.0097. S2CID 197844219.
  3. ^ Nissan, E. (1 January 1999). "REVIEWS". Journal of Semitic Studies. XLIV (2): 320–322. doi:10.1093/jss/XLIV.2.320.


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