Modern Aramaic in Practice


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Author: Dr Mikael Oez is a native Turoyo. He lectures the subjects of Eastern and Orthodox Christianity and Syriac Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London.

Reviews: This highly accessible and well structured grammer of Turoyo is the perfect introduction to this faccinating Aramaic dialect, whether as a coursebook for students of Semitic languages, or as a self-contained guide for those who wish to study at home. Everything a beginner needs is to be found within its covers.

David G.K. Taylor

It is most welcome to have this introductory grammar – the first in English – to Turoyo, the Modern Aramaic dialect of Turabdin (SE Turkey). Systematically and clearly presented, and provided with exercises. Further, it also has the advantage of being by a native speaker.

Sebastian P. Brock

Dr Oez's seminal text enhances and systematises the Neo-Aramaic language, which has been analysed and structured in a modern style. This method serves as a linguistic stepping stone into the future, enriching the culture and identity of the Turabdin people. We hope that it will help strengthen the bonds that tie our widely dispersed communities with their roots.

Mor Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim

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