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Exercises
1. Learn these words.
šuroyo beginning, start ܫܘܪܳܝܐ
šato year ܫܰܬܐ
kul each ܟܘܠ
konofaq it (he) comes out ܟܳܢܳܦܰܩ
surgoḏo calendar ܣܘܪܓܳܕ݂ܐ
komaḥwën they show ܟܳܡܰܚܘܷܢ
yarḥe months ܝܰܪܚܶܐ
yawme days ܝܰܘܡܶܐ
šabe weeks ܫܰܒܶܐ
ḥozina (that) we see ܚܳܙܝܢܰܐ
ceḏe religious festivals ܥܶܕ݂ܶܐ
baṭlono holiday, public holiday, the holidays ܒܰܛܠܳܢܶܐ
mëḥze (that) he looks ܡܷܚܙܶܐ
šafiro nice (m.Sg.) ܫܰܦܝܪܐ
komaḥtina we place, we put ܟܳܡܰܚܬܝܢܰܐ
ṣërtoṯe pictures ܨܷܪܬܳܬ݂ܶܐ
komaliqi they are suitable ܟܳܡܰܠܝܩܝ
ḥušabe Sunndays ܚܘܫܰܒܶܐ
gawno colour ܓܰܘܢܐ
semoqo red (m.Sg.) ܣܶܡܳܩܐ
kiba she can ܟܝܒܰܗ
šuḥlofe seasons ܫܘܚܠܳܦܶܐ
saṯwo winter ܣܰܬ݂ܘܐ
rabëc spring ܪܰܒܷܥ
qayṭo summer ܩܰܝܛܐ
tëšroyoṯe autumn ܬܷܫܪܳܝܳܬ݂ܶܐ
2. Learn the names of the months.

1. konun ḥaroyo 2. ešwëṭ 3. oḏar 4. nisën 5. iyyar 6. ḥzirën 7. tamëz 1. ܟܳܢܘܢ ܚܰܪܳܝܐ 2. ܐܷܫܘܷܛ 3. ܐܳܕ݂ܰܪ 4. ܢܝܣܷܢ 5. ܐܝـܝܰܪ 6. ܚܙܝܪܷܢ 7. ܬܰܡܷܙ
8. ṭëbbax 9. ilën 10. tëšrën qamoyo 11. tëšrën ḥaroyo 12. konun qamoyo 8. ܛܷܒܒܰܟ 9. ܐܝܠܷܢ 10. ܬܷܫܪܷܢ ܩܰܡܳܝܐ 11. ܬܷܫܪܷܢ ܚܰܪܳܝܐ 12. ܟܳܢܘܢ ܩܰܡܳܝܐ
3. Write down the names of the months in each season.
saṯwo ܣܰܬܘܐ rabëc ܪܰܒܷܥ qayṭo ܩܰܝܛܐ tëšroyoṯe ܬܷܫܪܳܝܳܬ݂ܶܐ
       
       
       
4. Place each time one of the following words in the gaps.
ܫܘܚܠܳܦܶܐ -ܫܘܪܳܝܐ - ܫܰܬܐ - ܥܶܕ݂ܶܐ - ܝܰܪܚܶܐ - ܟܳܢܘܢ ܚܰܪܳܝܐ - ܩܰܝܛܐ - ܪܰܒܷܥ - ܣܰܬ݂ܘܐ - ܒܰܛܠܳܢܐ
šuḥlofe – šuroyo – šato – ceḏe – yarḥe – konun ḥaroyo – qayṭo – rabëc – saṯwo – baṭlono
Bu šuroyo d kul šato konofaq surgoḏo ḥaṯo. At the beginning of each year a new calendar is be released. ܒܘ ܫܘܪܳܝܐ ܕܟܘܠ ܫܰܬܐ ܟܳܢܳܦܰܩ ܣܘܪܓܳܕ݂ܐ ܚܰܬ݂ܐ.
U surgoḏo komaḥwe ay yawme di šato. The calendar shows the days of the year. ܐܘ ܣܘܪܓܳܕ݂ܐ ܟܳܡܰܚܘܶܐ ܐܰܝ ܝܰܘܡܶܐ ܕܝ ܫܰܬܐ.
Ay yawme dac ceḏe komaḥwën b gawno semoqo. The holidays are to be seen in red in the calendar. ܐܰܝ ܝܰܘܡܶܐ ܕܰܥ ܥܶܕ݂ܶܐ ܟܳܡܰܚܘܷܢ ܒܓܰܘܢܐ ܣܶܡܳܩܐ.
Bi šato kit arbco šuḥlofe w tracsar yarḥe. The year has four seasons and twelve months. ܒܝ ܫܰܬܐ ܟܝܬ ܐܰܪܒܥܐ ܫܘܚܠܳܦܶܐ ܘܬܪܰܥܣܰܪ ܝܰܪܚܶܐ.
U yarḥo d nisën konofal bu rabëc. The month of April takes place in the spring. ܐܘ ܝܰܪܚܐ ܕܢܝܣܷܢ ܟܳܢܳܦܰܠ ܒܘ ܪܰܒܷܥ.
U yarḥo d ṭëbbax konofal bu qayṭo. The month of August takes place in the summer. ܐܘ ܝܰܪܚܐ ܕ ܛܷܒܒܰܟ݂ ܟܳܢܳܦܰܠ ܒܘ ܩܰܝܛܐ.
Riša di šato konofal bu yarḥo d konun ḥaroyo. The New Year takes place in the month of January. ܪܝܫܰܗ ܕܝ ܫܰܬܐ ܟܳܢܳܦܰܠ ܒܘ ܝܰܪܚܐ ܕ ܟܳܢܘܢ ܚܰܪܳܝܐ.
U saṯwo šuḥlofo du maṭro w du talgo yo. Winter ist the season of rain and snow. ܐܘ ܣܰܬ݂ܘܐ ܫܘܚܠܳܦܐ ܕܘ ܡܰܛܪܐ ܘܕܘ ܬܰܠܓܐ ܝܐ.
U qayṭo šuḥlofo du baṭlono yo. Summer is the season of holidays. ܐܘ ܩܰܝܛܐ ܫܘܚܠܳܦܐ ܕܘ ܒܰܛܠܳܢܐ ܝܐ.
5. Read and answer in Surayt.
Ema konofaq u surgoḏo ḥaṯo? When does the new calendar come out? ܐܶܡܰܐ ܟܳܢܳܦܰܩ ܐܘ ܣܘܪܓܳܕ݂ܐ ܚܰܬ݂ܐ؟
Ema yo u yawmo du mawlodayḏux? When is your birthday? ܐܶܡܰܐ ܝܐ ܐܘ ܝܰܘܡܐ ܕܘ ܡܰܘܠܳܕܰܝܕ݂ܘܟ݂؟
Kmo ëšne sëmlux? How old are you? ܟܡܐ ܐܷܫܢܶܐ ܣܷܡܠܘܟ݂؟
B ayna yarḥo na ucdo? In which month are we now? ܒܐܰܝܢܰܐ ܝܰܪܚܐ ܢܰܐ ܐܘܥܕܐ؟
Kmo bu yarḥo yo, adyawma? What date is it today? ܟܡܐ ܒܘ ܝܰܪܚܐ ܝܐ ܐܰܕܝܰܘܡܰܐ؟
B ayna šato na ucdo? In which year are we now? ܒܐܰܝܢܰܐ ܫܰܬܐ ܢܰܐ ܐܘܥܕܐ؟
Ema aṯat l Holanda? When did you come to the Netherlands? ܐܶܡܰܐ ܐܰܬ݂ܰܬ ܠܗܳܠܰܢܕܰܐ؟
Kmo šabe këtlux baṭlono bi šato? How many weeks is your holiday each year? ܟܡܐ ܫܰܒܶܐ ܟܷܬܠܘܟ݂ ܒܰܛܠܳܢܐ ܒܝ ܫܰܬܐ؟
6. Place one of the following verbs in the gaps.
ܟܳܡܷܫܬܰܥܶܢܐ - ܟܷܬܠܝ - ܟܳܢܳܦܰܩܢܐ - ܟܐܷܙܙܝ - ܟܳܚܳܝܰܪܢܐ - ܟܳܥܳܘܰܕܢܐ - ܟܳܪܳܗܰܛܢܐ
komëštaceno – këtli – konofaqno – këzzi – koḥoyarno – kocowadno – korohaṭno
Yawme d ḥušabo komëštaceno ṭëbbe. On Sunday I play football. ܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܕܚܘܫܰܒܐ ܟܳܡܷܫܬܰܥܶܢܐ ܛܷܒܒܶܐ.
Yawme dë tre këzzi li madrašto. On Monday I go to school. ܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܕܷܬܪܶܐ ܟܐܷܙܙܝ ܠܝ ܡܰܕܪܰܫܬܐ.
Yawme dë tloṯo këtli hërgo du sḥoyo. On Tuesday I have swimming lesson. ܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܕܷܬܠܳܬ݂ܐ ܟܷܬܠܝ ܗܷܪܓܐ ܕܘ ܣܚܳܝܐ.
Yawme d arbco korohaṭno larwal. On Wednesday I jog outdoors. ܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܕܰܐܪܒܥܐ ܟܳܪܳܗܰܛܢܐ ܠܰܪܘܰܠ.
Yawme d ḥamšo kocowadno hul li saca čac. On Thursday I work till 9 pm. ܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܕܚܰܡܫܐ ܟܳܥܳܘܰܕܢܐ ܗܘܠ ܠܝ ܣܰܥܰܐ ܫ̰ܰܥ.
Yawme dë cruto koḥoyarno cal fëlim. On Friday I watch a movie. ܝܰܘܡܶܗ ܕܷܥܪܘܬܐ ܟܳܚܳܝܰܪܢܐ ܥܰܠ ܦܷܠܝܡ.
Yawme d šabṯo konofaqno li šuqo. On Saturday I go shopping. ܝܰܘܡܶ ܕܫܰܒܬ݂ܐ ܟܳܢܳܦܰܩܢܐ ܠܝ ܫܘܩܐ.
7. Translate into Surayt.
At the beginning of the year a new calendar comes out.
I was born in April 1960.
I am 55 years old.
Today is the 30th of the month.
We are now in the year 2015.
I came to Germany on September 15th, 1980.
In the summer I have six weeks holiday.
8. Place the correct letters ( - t - / ܛ - ܬ - ܬ̣) in the gaps.
awwo fine (m.Sg.) ܛܘܘܐ
tloṯo three (m.) ܬܠܳـܬ̣ܐ
tmone eight (f.) ܬܡܳܢܶܐ
kowo book ܟـܬ̣ܘܐ
latli I do not have ܠܰـܬܠܝ
ër after ܒܷـܬ̣ܪ
tawdi thanks ܬܘܕܝ
šabo week ܫܰܒـܬ̣ܐ
gano garden ܓܰܢـܬ̣ܐ
tli I have ܟܷـܬܠܝ
hat you (sg.) ܗܰܬ
ëblio table ܛܒܠܝـܬ̣ܐ