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Yona Sabar

Yona Sabar is a Kurdish Jewish scholar, linguist and researcher. He is professor emeritus of Hebrew at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a native speaker of Northeastern Neo-Aramaic and has published more than 90 research articles about Jewish Neo-Aramaic and the folklore of the Kurdish Jews.

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English - Neo-Aramaic Dictionary

Dialects of the Jews of Zakho, Nerwa, Amidya and Dehok (North-West Kurdistan)
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4144-5
Based on Sabar's 2002 Jewish Neo-Aramaic dictionary, this dictionary serves a functional purpose for readers and scholars who would like to know the Neo-Aramaic vocabulary. It does not include grammatical or semantic details but does include the origin of the words, be it native Old Aramaic, and, in the case of loanwords, the original lending language, Arabic, Kurdish, Persian, Turkish, etc.

Neo-Aramaic and its Linguistic Context

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0410-5
This volume contains papers on the Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects and the languages in contact with them. The papers make important contributions to the documentation of the dialects and to the understanding of their development in the context of non-Semitic contact languages.

Neo-Aramaic Dialect Studies

Proceedings of a Workshop on Neo-Aramaic held in Cambridge 2005
ISBN: 978-1-59333-423-9
This volume contains a collection of papers presented at the workshop on various aspects of the grammar of Neo-Aramaic, with special attention to the North Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialect group. The papers include descriptions of several hitherto undescribed dialects together with sample texts and also studies of various aspects of phonology, morphology and syntax of the dialects.