[b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba

Shai Heijmans shaih at post.tau.ac.il
Mon Jul 25 22:26:29 EDT 2005

Hi Dave and Peter,

Here are a few examples: "ana men yomoy la [kawwanet]", literally: "I,
in *my* days, did not intend" (= I did never intend), Taylor-Schecter
F17.6, the fragment was published in Ginzburg's "Sridei Hayerushalmi",
page 10 line 2; "wela etkena men qomoy" = "he did not bend down before
*me*", Kilayim (Leiden ms.), chapter 9, fol. 32b; "regloy"  = "my feet",
Ketubbot chapter 12, fol. 64b, "enoy" = "my eyes", ibid., fol. 66a.



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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba

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
(yes, I'm greedy about such things ;-)

Dave Washburn
"Well, if I'd wanted a safe life, I guess I wouldn't have 
married a man who studies rocks." - Betty Armstrong (Fay Masterson)
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