Assyrian Voice Forum

Assyrian Culture => Assyrian Language Center => Topic started by: Cascade on January 02, 2018, 10:47:47 PM

Title: Can anyone define "madinkha", "mar-awa" and "tewel"?
Post by: Cascade on January 02, 2018, 10:47:47 PM
Are they supposed to be geographic regions?

Madinkha: Asia
Mar-Awa: Europe
Tewel (or tebel?): Middle East

Is that what they mean? Can somebody confirm this?
Title: Re: Can anyone define "madinkha", "mar-awa" and "tewel"?
Post by: ASHOOR on January 02, 2018, 11:35:42 PM
Madinkha: East
Mar-Awa: West
Tewel (or tebel?): World

Middle East = Madenkha Mes3aya
Title: Re: Can anyone define "madinkha", "mar-awa" and "tewel"?
Post by: Cascade on January 03, 2018, 02:46:41 AM
Madinkha: East
Mar-Awa: West
Tewel (or tebel?): World

Middle East = Madenkha Mes3aya
Thanks. So I was a bit close with the first two, but really far off with the third one.

Tebel was a shocker. I thought it was more specific to our region and meant Mesopotamia since I always hear "aturaya'd tewel" (where I thought it meant Assyrians in the homeland). Funnily, I used to think the name 'Madinkha' was related to our late head bishop Mar Dinkha, like it was his affiliation or party. How stupid of me.  :lol:

I made this thread because in a video singer Adwar Mousa said he came from Madinkha (Syria) to Mar Awa (Australia), but then he says (in Assyrian) "but Australia is geographically in Madinkha and politically in Mar-Awa like Europe" (to paraphrase). This got me thinking what these terms were. I'm guessing they mirror the definitions of the eastern (Asia) and western worlds (North America, Europe and Australia/NZ)?

Eastern world (madinkha): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_world
Western world (mar-awa): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_world

P.S. Okay, now is it tebel or tewel? Lol
Title: Re: Can anyone define "madinkha", "mar-awa" and "tewel"?
Post by: Carlo on January 11, 2018, 02:04:00 PM
P.S. Okay, now is it tebel or tewel? Lol

It's tewel (originally, tevel ܬܐܒ݂ܝܠ, a Hebrew loanword). Beth rakkikhtaa. :)
Title: Re: Can anyone define "madinkha", "mar-awa" and "tewel"?
Post by: Cascade on January 17, 2018, 09:17:19 PM
It's tewel (originally, tevel ܬܐܒ݂ܝܠ, a Hebrew loanword). Beth rakkikhtaa. :)
Not surprised that it's a loanword. It did sound khacha foreign. Lol.
Templates: 2: Ads (default), Printpage (default).
Sub templates: 4: init, print_above, main, print_below.
Language files: 4: index+Modifications.english (default), markItUp.english (default), SimTopics.english (default), Ads.english (default).
Style sheets: 0: .
Files included: 22 - 721KB. (show)
Queries used: 14.

[Show Queries]