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Learning Turoyo?
« on: December 28, 2016, 07:37:27 PM »
Shlama!

My name is Adam and I am a part of the Assyrian diaspora. My ancestors fled Hakkari into Nineveh and in modern times moved to the UK.

I grew up speaking English and some Assyrian (alqosh dialect) but I only know a few phrases and some basic grammar.

I would like to learn Turoyo like my great grandfather spoke. Unfortunately, I live in an area where there are no Assyrian churches and no Assyrian community.

I'd like to learn online so if anyone here knows good resources for learning Turoyo, please send them to me!

Most importantly though,  :english:

I've found a few books on learning Turoyo but sadly they are all in German and Swedish so anything in English is extremely helpful.


If someone could help me with the grammar of Turoyo and some vocabulary that would be great. I've seen a few threads around here but nothing Turoyo specific.



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Re: Learning Turoyo?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 08:15:09 PM »
Their dialect tends to use O's instead of A's, "kh's" are turned into pharyngeal H (in Arabic "habibi") and P's become F's (like in Tyari and Chaldean dialects).

Shlama = Shlomo
Khuba = Hubo
Alaha = Aloho
Nuna = Nuno
Shimsha = Shimsho
Pata = Foto

Here are some phrases listed in the language's Wiki article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turoyo_language

This book (only a preview) can be informative:

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=SMzgBLT87MkC&pg=PA699&lpg=PA699&dq=turoyo+words&source=bl&ots=t4P7Y8MJsz&sig=OSe2jHhZoy9OtwznalFZ1JKqMvY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPzdeZnJjRAhXMjJQKHQzyCfQQ6AEIRTAJ#v=onepage&q=turoyo%20words&f=false
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Re: Learning Turoyo?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 08:18:53 PM »
the only place I know is Mardin or Tur Abdin, Turkey

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Re: Learning Turoyo?
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Re: Learning Turoyo?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 07:35:07 PM »
Their dialect tends to use O's instead of A's, "kh's" are turned into pharyngeal H (in Arabic "habibi") and P's become F's (like in Tyari and Chaldean dialects).

Shlama = Shlomo
Khuba = Hubo
Alaha = Aloho
Nuna = Nuno
Shimsha = Shimsho
Pata = Foto

Here are some phrases listed in the language's Wiki article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turoyo_language

This book (only a preview) can be informative:

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=SMzgBLT87MkC&pg=PA699&lpg=PA699&dq=turoyo+words&source=bl&ots=t4P7Y8MJsz&sig=OSe2jHhZoy9OtwznalFZ1JKqMvY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPzdeZnJjRAhXMjJQKHQzyCfQQ6AEIRTAJ#v=onepage&q=turoyo%20words&f=false

Thanks, I actually have the full copy of that book haha.

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Re: Learning Turoyo?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 07:45:27 PM »
Thanks, I actually have the full copy of that book haha.
Lol Didn't it teach you a few things? Because it's very informative.
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Re: Learning Turoyo?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 07:14:13 PM »
Lol Didn't it teach you a few things? Because it's very informative.

Yeah it's great. I was hoping to learn more about Turoyo vocabulary though. Is it mostly just Classical Syriac?

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Re: Learning Turoyo?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 01:29:06 PM »
Yeah it's great. I was hoping to learn more about Turoyo vocabulary though. Is it mostly just Classical Syriac?
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