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Assyrian: East meets West

Phiruel

New member
This topic is for the Assyrians who want to learn more about the two different dialects we have.
Madhankhaya(east) which is spoken in Iraq and Iran and Magarbaya(west) is mostly spoken in Syria and Turkey. (Magarbaya/Magarboyo is also called Suryoyo.)

A couple of ?people showed interest in learning the west Assyrians dialect .
For those people Miguel and me were planning to open a topic about the two dialects Madhenkhaya (east) and Magarbaya (west) and the similarities between the two.

Miguel was going to post it more then a week ago and he still hasn?t post anything (!) so I decide to ?post our idea and I hope people will join and share their words ?:lol:
Everybody?s input is welcome.

So the purpose of this topic is for those who want to learn words/sentences in east or west Assyrian. People can ask for translations or put translations in this topic.
 

Phiruel

New member
Class 1

English West Assyrian East Assyrian




Peace/hello = Shlomo = Shlama

Peace upon you= Shlomo looch/elach/elaicho= Shlama lokhun

How are you?= Ayadarbo hat (aykan ithayk)= Dakheewit

Fine, Thank you= Tob no, taudi= Spay, baseema
 

BD

New member
i miss you ..... ????????? I forgot.
i love you ...... ana bayanookh (girl >boy) ana bayinakh (boy >girl)
i wish you all the best ....... ?????? maybe "bchool khadoota"
 

Phiruel

New member
Class 2


English West Assyrian East Assyrian


What is your name=Mun jo ishmokh/ishmach=Mo eeleh shimukh/shimakh

My name is ashur= Ishmi Ashur jo =Shimmee Ashur eeleh



Tip 1;
The East uses the ?a? ,where we use ?o? ,
The East use the ?kh? where the west use the ?g?= the deep h which come from deep inside the throat? Not sure how to say this
The East use the ?p? where we use the ?f?
 

RadRides

New member
BD said:
i miss you ..... ????????? I forgot.
i love you ...... ana bayanookh (girl >boy) ana bayinakh (boy >girl)
i wish you all the best ....... ?????? maybe "bchool khadoota"
mookhneeyen minakh(feminine), minookh(masculine)
 

BraTeiL

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oke east assyrian dialect speaking people....HELP ME OUT!

i start a conversation....

shlama, dakheet?
bshena, besima..., dakheet? besima
and then...

What are you doing?
the response something like thank you, i am doing fine

what are your plans for today..
i am going...
i will do...

oooh oke...nice to hear

oke ...can you translate this to me...so a small conversation...:D

besima!
 

Phiruel

New member
Class 3

English West Assyrian East Assyrian


What country did you come from = Men ayno othro othe at = Min ainee atra tiyet?

I came from the country Lebanon = w-otheno mun athro d lebnon =Ithyen min athra d Lebnan

I am happy to see you = basimojo d hozenoch/basimojo d hozenach = khdeh lee b'Khzaytukh

Where are you going ? = Layko ozel at? /Leiko kuzokh (male)/ Leiko kuzakh (female) = Layka B?ezalat/ Brickshet


I am going to the shop = Ono ozilnoL?shiqo = Ana azin l?shuqa/Ana b?rikhshen L?shuqa
 

KhIgGaAaAaAa

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shlama, dakheet?
bshena, besima..., dakheet? besima
and then...

What are you doing?
the response something like thank you, i am doing fine

what are your plans for today..
i am going...
i will do...

oooh oke...nice to hear

oke ...can you translate this to me...so a small conversation...:
what are you doing- moo wadit?
what are your plans for today? moop thodit/thodet oodyou? (thats not literally what are your plans, its a more cmmon way of sayin it, more like "what are you going to do today?"

i am going- ana b'thazin/ana bezalin/ana brikhshin/ana b'khashin lol those r all the same

i will do- ana b'thodin/thoden

oo ok, nice to hear- oo rabab spy, ghdeelee b'shmehta (they usually just say oo raba spy or just spy)

thats a rough translatiion cause some of the phrases u used arent used much
 

Rumtaya

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I love you = Ana Makhbinakh(to femal) ana Makhbanokh(tomale)

coms from makhobe so khoba(love)

what are you doing- modi iwet biwatha.
 

KhIgGaAaAaAa

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Yimme ithya min atra d?Lebnon did I say that good???
yea thats pretty good but different dialects say things diferent so theres like 5 ways to say what u said lol

yimme teetehla/heetehla min atra d'libnan- my mom came from libnan

yimme weetehla goo atra d'libnan- my mom was made in libnan lol

yimme breetehla goo atra d'libnan-my mom was born(created) in libnan

and u dont have to say atra either u can just say the name of the country, thats more informal and better for casual convo
 

Salem

New member
What happened to the next lesson? I want to learn it and I'm writing down notes.

By the way, even though "bayyinakh" is used a lot for "I love you", I believe "makhbinnakh" is more accurate, or as our Assyrian brothers (Chaldean Church) say "K7eibinakh". :mrgreen:

I'm sorry if someone else had mentioned it and I didn't see it.
 

Phiruel

New member
For those who writing down notes here's class 4 :bigarmhug:

Class 4
Normal
Ono = I
Hat = you
Hiye = he
Hiya= she
Hune= they
Hatoe = you (p)
Achna = we


Ktobonoyo/leshono atiqo/leeshana atiqa
Eno = I
At = you
Who = he
Hi= she
henoun for male heneen for female = they
Atoen for male Ateen for female= you (p)
h'nan = we
 

md2be

New member
did you guys that speak the west assyrian dialect understand all of the words and phrases in the movie "Passion of the Christ"? And this was defintely a good idea.....very interesting....



Dalia
 

Phiruel

New member
Most didn't understand anything of the passion of christ just a couple of words


Class 5


Mun ko seimat = what are you doing?
Mun sumloch/lach = what did you do today?
Lomede = nothing

Aiko hat = where are you?
Maiko hat = where are you from
Maiko kothat = where are you coming from
Laiko kuzohk/kuzakh = where are you going to
 
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