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Jewish Challa And The Other Lishana Deni Dialects

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Jewish Challa belongs to the dialectal cluster whose speakers refer to their language as lishana deni 'our language'. Jewish Challa shares many features with other lishana deni dialects. The cluster comprises the Jewish speakers of Amidya, Aradhin, Atrush, Barashe, Betanure, Challa, Gzira, Dohok, Kara, Nerwa, and Zakho. This chapter lists the salient features of JChalla that sometimes set it apart from some of the other dialects. Each feature is discussed in the appropriate place in the grammar or in the glossary.

Keywords:Jewish Challa; lishana deni dialects



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