Aramaic affixes in syrian‑lebanese‑mesopotamian Arabic


Affix function number of borrowed affixes


These borrowed affixes are reported for the variety spoken in Hasankeyf (Turkey). Information and examples are from Andreas Fink (personal communication), see also Diem (1971) and Jastrow (1978: 31) for the n‑pattern.


2 non-interrelated patterns

n-pattern ‘plural’, e.g. hənne ‘they’ (instead of native Arabic həmmu)

a‑ə pattern ‘perfect verb stem formation’ (no examples of hybrids)