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Kurdistan, Pronunciation Tradition
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The Jewish communities of Kurdistan, who spoke dialects of Jewish Neo-Aramaic, had a variety of traditions of pronouncing Hebrew when reading Hebrew texts or when using Hebrew loanwords in their speech (unless otherwise specified, references to Hebrew pronunciation below will refer to both types of use). The pronunciation of Hebrew vowels and consonants differed, in various degrees, from place to place…

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Sabar, Yona, “Kurdistan, Pronunciation Tradition”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000729>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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