By Hezy Mutzafi
Neo-Mandaic is the final part of a pre-modern vernacular heavily on the topic of Classical Mandaic, a Mesopotamian Aramaic idiom of overdue Antiquity. This specific language is seriously endangered, being spoken by way of a couple of hundred adherents of Mandaeism, the single gnostic faith to have survived until eventually the current day. All different Mandaeans, numbering a number of tens of hundreds of thousands, are Arabic or Persian audio system. the current research issues the least recognized point of the language, specifically its lexicon as mirrored in either its dialects, these of the towns of Ahvaz and Khorramshahr within the Iranian province of Khuzestan. except lexicological and etymological reviews in Neo-Mandaic itself, the publication discusses the contribution of the Neo-Mandaic lexis to our wisdom of literary Mandaic in addition to facets of this lexis in the framework of Neo-Aramaic as a complete.
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