[b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Sat Jul 23 12:12:52 EDT 2005


On Saturday 23 July 2005 09:46, Shai Heijmans wrote:
> Hi Peter,
>
> > Well, I accept that Greenspahn knows his Aramaic. But does he actually
> >
> > explain how ELWI can be Aramaic? I suppose the Aramaic form could be
> > ELAY and this just might have been pronounced something like ELOY. But
> >
> > this is the kind of argument I was expecting from you, rather than
> > citing endless authorities who simply copy from one another. And is
>
> the
>
> > long A in ELAY became omega, why are none of the other long A's in
>
> this
>
> > verse transcribed as omega?
>
> I agree with you ELWI could be taken both as hebrew and aramaic. But I
> would like to note, that in Galilean Aramaic the suffix -oy is sometimes
> used alongside -ay as 1.p.s. possessive suffix. I encountered this
> phenomenon when writing my MA thesis  ("morphology of the aramaic in the
> palestinian talmud according to geniza fragments"). This might offer an
> explanation for this peculiar form.

Can you give us some references and sources and examples and and and and and 
(yes, I'm greedy about such things ;-)

-- 
Dave Washburn
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