Negation in Aramaic

Negation is expressed with la no/not in Aramaic. לא La No/not משכוכיתא, את זבנא ית חלבא  Mashkuhita at zabna yat khalava? Mashkuhita are you buying milk? לא ,אנא לא זבנא ית חלבא La ,ana la zavna yat khalava. No, I'm not bu…

Short Aramaic lessons

Introduction What is Aramaic? The Aramaic script. Square Aramaic alphabet. Is Aramaic still spoken today? What language did Jesus speak? Is Syriac and Aramaic the same? The Aramaic monolith. Phrases Some Aramaic greetings What…

Some possesive pronouns in Aramaic

In this lesson I'm giving you some possesive pronouns. Possession in Ancient Aramaic is formed by changing the final alef א with a yod י. ביתא Beyta House ביתי Beyti My house תורתא Torta Cow תורתי Torti My cow ידא Yada Hand י…

'Shlama,Barta!' Aramaic dialogue

שׁלמא ברחא  Shlama Barta! Hello Barta. ?למאן את כתיב ית איגרתא Le-man at katev yat igarta? Who are you writing a letter to? צפרא תבא משכוכיתא Tsafra tava , Mashkukhita. Good morning Mashkukhita. אנא כתיב למלכא Ana katev le malka. …

To have in Chaldean.

Verb root EETH (ܐܝܼܬܼ) āna it-tee I have āyit it-tookh You have. (m)  āyat it-takh You have. (f) āwo it-tih He has āy(a) it-tah She has. akh-nee it-tan We have. akhto(n) it-tokhoon You all have. an-ee it-tay They have.

The verb to need/require in Chaldean.

VERB:  TO NEED/REQUIRE VERB ROOT:  S-N-Q (ܣܢܩ) TENSE:  PAST/PRETERITE INFINITIVE: [Singular] I needed: āna sniq-ly You (m) require: sniq-lookh You (f) needed: sniq-lakh He required: sniq-lih She needed: sniq-lah [Plural] We requi…

Basic conjugation of Aramaic verbs.

Personal pronouns  Ana I At You. It doesn't matter who we are talking to ,man or woman,an elderly person or even the king himself ,we would still use 'at'. It's the same for everyone. ‘iĥu He ‘iĥi she The latter h…

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