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Question for Akhan Steven Caruso - Syriac Shibboleth ?
Akhi Paul,

Despite Sokoloff working directly with the CAL to compile his DJPA and having all early CPA-NT fragments transcribed (although the Lectionary is sadly incomplete), the CAL isn't the best source for Western Aramaic definitions in its lemma listings. More often than not they lack context. Its Western Aramaic listings are still a work in progress as there is so much still yet to be done. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

In any case, /$ry/ is actually used quite extensively in Galilean Aramaic in the sense of "to begin," on its own (/mn bkwryh dpr(h y$ry/ = "He will begin with Pharaoh's firstborn.") and very often as an auxiliary verb (/w$wrwn dxkyn/ = lit. "And they began laughing" = idiom. "And they began to laugh"). It would be the natural choice.

When you're viewing the lemma listing for /$ry/ click "View a complete KWIC" right above "Derivatives:", select "Jewish Palestinian (Galilean)" and submit. This will return all instances of /$ry/ in the tagged in texts, so you may have to scroll a bit before you find some good examples (look for instances where it's followed by an infinitive, they're easy to spot).


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Re: Question for Akhan Steven Caruso - Syriac Shibboleth ? - by SteveCaruso - 01-21-2014, 07:18 PM

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