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a > e Raising in the Jilu Dialect of Neo-Aramaic

a > e Raising in the Jilu Dialect of Neo-Aramaic The Jilu dialect of North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic ( NENA ) stands apart from other dialects in a number of ways, in its vocabulary, in its morphology, and in its phonology. One of these divergences is the fact that in many words where other dialects have the vowel a , in Jilu we find e . In this article we will develop an account of the origins of this phenomenon. We will describe the motivation for the change and place it in the context of similar developments in other languages. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

a > e Raising in the Jilu Dialect of Neo-Aramaic

Aramaic Studies , Volume 13 (2): 161 – Jan 1, 2015

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Brill
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Copyright 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
ISSN
1477-8351
eISSN
1745-5227
DOI
10.1163/17455227-01302003
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Abstract

The Jilu dialect of North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic ( NENA ) stands apart from other dialects in a number of ways, in its vocabulary, in its morphology, and in its phonology. One of these divergences is the fact that in many words where other dialects have the vowel a , in Jilu we find e . In this article we will develop an account of the origins of this phenomenon. We will describe the motivation for the change and place it in the context of similar developments in other languages.

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Aramaic StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2015

Keywords: North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic ( NENA ); Jilu Neo-Aramaic; raising

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