Animals in Aramaic

Wild animals אנא חזי ית אריא Ana khaze yat ariya. I see a lion. (male speaking) אנא חזיא ית אריא Ana khaziya yat ariya. I see a lion. (When female talking) אנא Ana I חזי Khaze  to see ית Yat Shows that the following noun is in th…

What is Galilean Aramaic?

By Damien Cowl “Suriston” (JPA. סוריסטון), colloquially known in English as Galilean Dialect, formed as a variant of the Western Aramaic languages in the Levant around the time of Roman rule in the region. It was spoken by the …

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? Is Aramaic still spoken today? What language did Jesus speak? Is Syriac and Aramaic the same? The Aramaic monolith. What is Galilean Aramaic? Which Aramaic should I learn? When did Jews shift to Aram…

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.

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