Comparative Etymological Studies in
Western Neo-Syriac (Turoyo) Lexicon
With Special Reference to Homonyms, Related
Words & Borrowings with Cultural Significance

By Aziz Tezel
August 2003
Uppsala University
ISBN: 91-554-5555-7
295 pages, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
$52.50 Paper Original

This doctoral dissertation is a comparative study of words presenting etymological problems in the Western Neo-Syriac Lexicon, with the principal aim of providing new etymological solutions and suggestions and giving an account of the most common linguistic processes by which various changes are carried out in the individual words studied.

For the first time all important homonyms in this language are investigated with regard to their origin and use. Further, numerous words with the same radicals but of different origin, Arabic cognates and other borrowings, influence also from Kurdish, related words with different radicals, doublets, words with cultural signification and compounds are examined.

Language Studies
Studia Semitica Upsaliensia, No. 18

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