|Documentation of the Beth Qustan Dialect of the Central Neo-Aramaic language, Turoyo
|Suleyman tells us that the villagers were very faithful. He explains that they were once told off by the priest for rushing to recieve the communion. He also tells us that there was a tradition of burning woods in the church and the charcoal would be taken home as a blessing to be placed in the lands. However, the Qusneans would grab the wood whilst on fire. Suleyman says that their hands would not burn quickly since they were very tough as they used to work barehand in their lands.
|The Beth Qustan dialect of the Central Neo-Aramaic, Turoyo, which is the language of Tur 'Abdin, South Eastern Turkey, with an estimated 20 families remaining in the village.This project will document socio-cultural practices of the Turoyo speaking community in Tur 'Abdin, focusing on vernacular tales, particularly those that demonstrate cultural interaction between Muslims and Christians, including Muslim visitations to the shrines of Christian saints, and consultation of soothsayers by Christians.
|Suleyman was born in the village of Beth Qustan in 1952 and immegrated to Germany in 1980.
|SOAS, University of London
|Endangered Languages Archive
|OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
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|OAI-PMH request for simple DC format
|Suleyman Agirman (consultant). 2016-09-01. Mikael Oez.
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