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Exercises II
3. Translate into Surayt.

good morning – good morning

I (m.) love you (f.)

I (f.) love you (m.)

I (m.) would like you (f.) to marry me

I (f.) would like to marry you (m.)

What would you like?

What is it?

That is not a problem.

the engagement day

the wedding day

the engagement cross

congratulations

5. Place the correct letters ( s – š – ṣ / ܣܫܨ) in the gaps.

kootën

they drink

ܟܳܬܷܢ

rëġe

feelings

ܪܷܓ݂ܐ

airuṯo

relationship

ܐܰܝܪܘܬ݂ܐ

fayë

he stayed

ܦܰܝܷ (ܓܰܘܪ)

madrato

school, here: university

ܡܰܕܪܰܬܐ

abṯo

week

ܒܬ݂ܐ

uqo

street, shopping centre

ܘܩܐ

aymina

(that) we make

ܝܡܝܢܰܐ

toyo

to drink (Inf.)

ܬܳܝܐ

qile

he bought

ܩܝܠܶܗ (ܓܰܘܪ)

libo

cross

ܠܝܒܐ

ëmo

name; little

ܐܷܡܐ

baimuṯo

sociable

ܒܰܝܡܘܬ݂ܐ

mafacce

they spent

ܡܰܦܰܥܥܶܐ (ܣܓ)

tuṯo

wedding

ܡܷܬܘܬ݂ܐ

luṯo

prayer

ܠܘܬ݂ܐ

6. DIALOGUE: Wedding plan

Ḥeḏoro d i mëštuṯo Wedding plan ܚܶܕ݂ܳܪܐ ܕܝ ܡܷܫܬܘܬ݂ܐ

Maryam: Yohannes, ema kiban saymina i mëštuṯayḏan?

Maryam: Yohannes, when can we celebrate our wedding?

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ، ܐܶܡܰܐ ܟܝܒܰܢ ܣܰܝܡܝܢܰܐ ܐܝ ܡܷܫܬܘܬ݂ܰܝܕ݂ܰܢ؟

Yohannes: Komarno i mëštuṯo d huwyo bu qayṭo ṭawtër yo. Hat mën komëftakrat?

Yohannes: I think it is better if the wedding is in the summer. What do you think?

ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܟܐܡܰܪܢܐ ܐܝ ܡܷܫܬܘܬ݂ܐ ܕܗܘܝܐ ܒܘ ܩܰܝܛܐ ܛܰܘܬܷܪ ܝܐ. ܗܰܬ ܡܷܢ ܟܳܡܷܦܬܰܟܪܰܬ؟

Maryam: E, hawxa yo. Elo qamayto kolozam lan bayto.

Maryam: Yes, that is right. But first we need a home.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܐܶ، ܗܰܘܟ݂ܰܐ ܝܐ. ܐܶܠܐ ܩܰܡܰܝܬܐ ܟܳܠܳܙܰܡ ܠܰܢ ܒܰܝܬܐ.

Yohannes: E e, hawo meqëm me kul mede.

Yohannes: Yes, sure that is most important.

ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܐܶ، ܐܶ، ܗܰܘܐ ܡܶܩܷܡ ܡܶܐ ܟܘܠ ܡܶܕܶܐ.

Maryam: Qay lo komaydina ḥa mab bote d be babi b këre, hul d ḥozina ruḥan?

Maryam: Why don’t we rent one of my parents’ apartments until we settle?

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܩܰܝ ܠܐ ܟܳܡܰܝܕܝܢܰܐ ܚܰܐ ܡܰܒ ܒܳܬܶܐ ܕܒܶܐ ܒܰܒܝ ܒܟܷܪܶܐ، ܗܘܠ ܕܚܳܙܝܢܰܐ ܪܘܚܰܢ؟

Yohannes: Hano rënyo ġalabe ṭawwo yo, gëd maqëbli?

Johannes: This is a very good idea. Would they agree?

ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܗܰܢܐ ܪܷܢܝܐ ܓ݂ܰܠܰܒܶܐ ܛܰܘܘܐ ܝܐ، ܓܷܕ ܡܰܩܷܒܠܝ؟

Maryam: këmmono e, inaqla d obina i këre.

Maryam: I think so, if we pay the rent.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܟܐܷܡܡܳܢܐ ܐܶ، ܐܝܢܰܩܠܰܐ ܕܐܳܒܝܢܰܐ ܐܝ ܟܷܪܶܐ.

Yohannes: Ṭawwo, inaqlayo kiban ucdo mbaynina siqumo li mëštuṯo. Ḥa w tleṯi b ṭëbbax (31-08) di šataṯe, ṭawwo yo?

Yohannes: Good, then we can decide about a date for the wedding. What do you think of August 31st, this year?

ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܛܰܘܘܐ، ܐܝܢܰܩܠܰܝܐ ܟܝܒܰܢ ܐܘܥܕܐ ܡܒܰܝܢܝܢܰܐ ܣܝܩܘܡܐ ܠܝ ܡܷܫܬܘܬ݂ܐ. ܚܰܐ ܘܬܠܶܬ݂ܝ ܒܛܷܒܒܰܟ݂ (31-08) ܕܝ ܫܰܬܰܬ݂ܶܐ، ܛܰܘܘܐ ܝܐ؟

Maryam: Ġalabe ṭawwo. Këtlan hawxa zabno makëfyono dë mḥaḏrina ruḥan.

Maryam: Very good! Then we have sufficient time to prepare ourselves.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܓ݂ܰܠܰܒܶܐ ܛܰܘܘܐ. ܟܷܬܠܰܢ ܗܰܘܟ݂ܰܐ ܙܰܒܢܐ ܡܰܟܷܦܝܳܢܐ ܕܷܡܚܰܕ݂ܪܝܢܰܐ ܪܘܚܰܢ.

Maryam: Lašan lo ṭocina mede, kiban ucdo saymina luḥo du ḥeḏoro.

Maryam: We can make a to-do list so we don’t forget anything.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܠܰܫܰܢ ܠܐ ܛܳܥܝܢܰܐ ܡܶܕܶܐ، ܟܝܒܰܢ ܐܘܥܕܐ ܣܰܝܡܝܢܰܐ ܠܘܚܐ ܕܘ ܚܶܕ݂ܳܪܐ.

Yohannes: Xabrax yo, mëd qanyo w warqo w kṯaw.

Yohannes: You are right! Get a paper and a pen and write it down!

ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܟ݂ܰܒܪܰܟ݂ ܝܐ، ܡܷܕ ܩܰܢܝܐ ܘܘܰܪܩܐ ܘܟܬܰܘ.

Maryam w Yohannes: cisaqyoṯe, badle, fëṣṭan, muklo, ṣalon, zamore, dahole w zërnaye, sayome d warde, cito, qayaṣto, raḏayto, sayamto d kuḥlo, qart di mëštuṯo w luḥo daz zmine.

Maryam und Johannes: Wedding rings, suit, (wedding) dress, food,(wedding) hall, singers, drum and zurna, florists, church, hairdresser, car, makeup artist, invitation card, and a guest list.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ ܘܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܥܝܣܰܩܝܳܬ݂ܶܐ، ܒܰܕܠܶܐ، ܦܷܣܛܰܢ، ܡܘܟܠܐ، ܨܰܠܳܢ، ܙܰܡܳܪܶܐ، ܕܰܗܳܠܶܐ ܘܙܷܪܢܰܝܶܐ، ܣܰܝܳܡܶܐ ܕܘܰܪܕܶܐ، ܥܝܬܐ، ܩܰܝܰܨܬܐ، ܪܰܕ݂ܰܝܬܐ، ܣܰܝܰܡܬܐ ܕܟܘܚܠܐ، ܩܰܪܬ ܕܝ ܡܷܫܬܘܬ݂ܐ ܘܠܘܚܐ ܕܰܙ ܙܡܝܢܶܐ.

MaryamUcdo hani komakfën. Iḏa ṭacina mede, bëṯër gëd oṯe l bolan.

Maryam: This is sufficient for now. If we have forgotten something we will remember it later.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܐܘܥܕܐ ܗܰܢܝ ܟܳܡܰܟܦܷܢ. ܐܝܕ݂ܰܐ ܛܰܥܝܢܰܐ ܡܶܕܶܐ، ܒܷܬ݂ܷܪ ܓܷܕ ܐܳܬ݂ܶܐ ܠܒܳܠܰܢ.

Yohannes: Kobacno d qorina l zamore Holandoye ste.

Yohannes: I would also like to invite a Dutch band.

ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܟܐܒܰܥܢܐ ܕܩܳܪܝܢܰܐ ܠܙܰܡܳܪܶܐ ܗܳܠܰܢܕܳܝܶܐ ܣܬܶܐ.

Maryam: E xabrux yo, az zminayḏan xliṭe ne.

Maryam: Yes, you are right, our guests are mixed.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܐܶ ܟ݂ܰܒܪܘܟ݂ ܝܐ، ܐܰܙ ܙܡܝܢܰܝܕ݂ܰܢ ܟ݂ܠܝܛܶܐ ܢܶܐ.

Maryam: Ono ste këbcono mibarxina bi cito Suryayto.

Maryam: And I would like us to be married in the Syriac Orthodox Church.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܐܳܢܐ ܣܬܶܐ ܟܐܷܒܥܳܢܐ ܕܡܝܒܰܪܟ݂ܝܢܰܐ ܒܝ ܥܝܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܰܝܬܐ.

Yohannes: E,e, šxwa bi cito Suryayto gëd mibarxina. Elo gëd howe ṭawwo d mitawmar ëšmo mi ṣluṯo bu Holandoyo ste.

Yohannes: Yes, sure we are getting married in the Syriac Orthodox Church. But it would be good if part of the ceremony could be in Dutch.

ܝܳܗܰܢܢܶܣ: ܐܶ، ܐܶ، ܫܟ݂ܘܰܐ ܒܝ ܥܝܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܰܝܬܐ ܓܷܕ ܡܝܒܰܪܟ݂ܝܢܰܐ. ܐܶܠܐ ܓܷܕ ܗܳܘܶܐ ܛܰܘܘܐ ܕܡܝܬܰܘܡܰܪ ܐܷܫܡܐ ܡܝ ܨܠܘܬ݂ܐ ܒܘ ܗܳܠܰܢܕܳܝܐ ܣܬܶܐ.

Maryam: Hawxa yo. Kolozam me meqëm mëjġolina cam u qašo.

Maryam: That is right. We have to speak to the priest in advance.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܗܰܘܟ݂ܰܐ ܝܐ. ܟܳܠܳܙܰܡ ܡܶܐ ܡܶܩܷܡ ܡܷܔܓ݂ܳܠܝܢܰܐ ܥܰܡ ܐܘ ܩܰܫܐ.

Maryam: Mucdo kolozam mšarina bu ḥeḏoro.

Maryam: We have to start the preparations now.

ܡܰܪܝܰܡ: ܡܘܥܕܐ ܟܳܠܳܙܰܡ ܡܫܰܪܝܢܰܐ ܒܘ ܚܶܕ݂ܳܪܐ.

7. Match the words with the images.

1.      cisaqyoṯe

1. ܥܝܣܰܩܝܳܬ݂ܶܐ

2.      badle

2. ܒܰܕܠܶܐ

3.      fëṣṭan

3. ܦܷܣܛܰܢ 

4.      zamore

4. ܙܰܡܳܪܶܐ

5.      dahole w zërnaye

5. ܕܰܗܳܠܶܐ ܘܙܷܪܢܰܝܶܐ

6.      luḥo daz zmine

6. ܠܘܚܐ ܕܰܙܡܝܢܶܐ

7.      warde

7. ܘܰܪܕܶܐ

8.      cito

8. ܥܝܬܐ

9.      qayaṣto

9. ܩܰܝܰܨܬܐ

10.  raḏayto

10. ܪܰܕ݂ܰܝܬܐ

11.  kuḥlo

11. ܟܘܚܠܐ

12.  qart d mëštuṯo

12. ܩܰܪܬ ܕܝ ܡܷܫܬܘܬ݂ܐ

13.  ṣlibo

13. ܨܠܝܒܐ