Verbal Conjugations in the Neo-Mandaic Dialect of Ahvaz

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Neo-Mandaic is among the rarest and most seriously endangered languages of the world. Two extant Neo-Mandaic dialects, those of the cities of Ahvaz and Khorramshahr in southwestern Iran, are spoken by a few hundred adherents of Mandaeism, an indigenous gnostic religion of Lower Mesopotamia. The present article offers a synchronic and diachronic account of salient features of Ahvazi Neo-Mandaic verbal system, while weeding out problematic aspects in hetherto published grammatical sketches of the dialect and adding further observations to its grammatical profile as it is known thus far.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-336
Number of pages16
JournalZeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015


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