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Offline Neta1991

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Our language
« on: June 03, 2017, 02:26:06 PM »
Is it the west or east assyrian who got less foreign words and more akkadian/aramaic in it? And why? Which language is best to learn? And be honest,  just because it's your language doesnt mean u must pick it! I speak west assyrian and know that it got greek influence in it and the east l dont know, maybe persian influence.



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Re: Our language
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 07:43:31 PM »
I think they both have around about the same amount of foreign words. Their vocabularies are extremely similar it's mostly some differences in pronunciation that can make them sound very different. It's important for Assyrians to have at least a basic understanding of both. I need to learn West Assyrian as I only understand East Assyrian right now.
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Re: Our language
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 10:01:11 PM »
Is it correct to say that Assyrian is an aramaic dialect? I am west assyrian but dont call myself syriac because l dont celebrate syriac culture or traditions, but l do now celebrate only akitu because that got nothing religious to Do, so l call myself assyrian, and not syriac as most Western Assyrians do.
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Re: Our language
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 12:42:53 AM »
Eastern Assyrian sounds better overall. To be really honest, Western Assyrian is really comical to my ears. I cannot stand their pronunciations of the O's and H's. This isn't mean to be debasing - Just the same way Scottish accent would sound "funny" to English people, doesn't mean they hate each other. All languages have risible dialects.

Eastern Assyrian has more Persian influence than Western Assyrian though.
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Re: Our language
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 12:58:39 AM »
Eastern Assyrian sounds better overall. To be really honest, Western Assyrian is really comical to my ears. I cannot stand their pronunciations of the O's and H's. This isn't mean to be debasing - Just the same way Scottish accent would sound "funny" to English people, doesn't mean they hate each other. All languages have risible dialects.

Eastern Assyrian has more Persian influence than Western Assyrian though.

I am west assyrian and l dont like east assyrian language, l think it depends which assyrian language you speak.

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Re: Our language
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 01:06:49 AM »
Do you guys know if west assyrian has more greek influence in it?

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Re: Our language
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 01:10:38 AM »
I am west assyrian and l dont like east assyrian language, l think it depends which assyrian language you speak.
Wait, are you the OP?

I don't think it depends on your language. I speak Australian English when I speak English and I do prefer Queen's English over us. So I'm NOT biased. I just like clearer, pristine dialects. A good thing about Western Assyrian is that it they use Syriac words for "car" and "doctor".
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Re: Our language
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 12:03:37 PM »
Eastern Assyrian sounds better overall. To be really honest, Western Assyrian is really comical to my ears. I cannot stand their pronunciations of the O's and H's. This isn't mean to be debasing - Just the same way Scottish accent would sound "funny" to English people, doesn't mean they hate each other. All languages have risible dialects.

Eastern Assyrian has more Persian influence than Western Assyrian though.

To me it sounds pronounced better in terms of what classical Syriac would have sounded when spoken.

I like the sound of suryoyo tbh, it's my favourite dialect that I don't speak.

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Re: Our language
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2017, 07:23:58 AM »
To me it sounds pronounced better in terms of what classical Syriac would have sounded when spoken.

I like the sound of suryoyo tbh, it's my favourite dialect that I don't speak.
Classical Syriac pronounced the A's though instead of O's though, like us easterners. ;)

But if you like it, then that's perfectly fine. Each to their own I guess. :)
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Re: Our language
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2017, 04:26:47 PM »
Classical Syriac pronounced the A's though instead of O's though, like us easterners. ;)

But if you like it, then that's perfectly fine. Each to their own I guess. :)

not just that, Classical Syriac had P and F, it had Heth instead of Kheth, and TH with T and Th and t made a grammatical difference.

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Re: Our language
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 02:03:08 AM »
not just that, Classical Syriac had P and F, it had Heth instead of Kheth, and TH with T and Th and t made a grammatical difference.
At least eastern Assyrian has more Akkadian influence (the most ancient Assyrian language).
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Re: Our language
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 10:08:15 PM »
At least eastern Assyrian has more Akkadian influence (the most ancient Assyrian language).

not to mention we kept old Akkadian names like Ishtar and Sennacherib which became "Isshar" and "SanHerob" in medieval times.

 

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