By Alexander Borg

ISBN-10: 9004131981

ISBN-13: 9789004131989

Cypriot Arabic, an unwritten language and mom tongue of a number of hundred bilingual (Arabic/Greek) Maronites from Kormakiti (N.W. Cyprus), developed from a medieval Arabic colloquial dropped at the island by means of Christian Arab migrants (probably from Asia Minor and Syria). It represents the end result of a different linguistic and cultural synthesis drawing on Arabic, Aramaic, and Greek; its Arabic part additionally exhibits a hybrid areal profile combining higher Syrian qualities with formal beneficial properties usual of the modern S.E.Anatolian-Mesopotamian dialectal continuum. a few infrequent Aramaic substratal parts in Cypriot Arabic recommend a comparatively early separation of its father or mother dialect from mainstream Arabic. This lexicon surveys approximately 2000 Cypriot Arabic phrases opposed to the historical past of in depth comparative fabric from the Arabic dialects, outdated Arabic, and colloquial and literary sorts of Aramaic. Many Cypriot Arabic phrases are the following pointed out with illustrative examples and ethnographic statement the place correct. Cypriot Arabic is an endangered language; the current word list is the main accomplished lexical list of this scientifically exciting number of peripheral Arabic. it truly is basically meant for orientalists and linguists focusing on comparative Semitics and Arabic dialectology.

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