Turoyo (Ṭūroyo / ܛܘܪܝܐ)

Turoyo, or Surayt, is an Aramaic language spoken by about 62,000 people in Mardin Province in the south east of Turkey and in Al-Hasakah and Qamishli in northeastern Syria. It has some mutual intelligibility with Assyrian Neo-Aramaic and Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, though not with Western Neo-Aramaic.

Turoyo is written with Syriac and Latin alphabets. The Latin alphabet for Turoyo is used in Sweden and was devised by Yusuf Ishaq and used to teach the language to Turoyo-speaking children in Swedish schools.

Syriac alphabet for Turoyo

Syriac alphabet for Turoyo

Latin alphabet for Turoyo

Latin alphabet for Turoyo

Download Turoyo chart provided by Wolfram Siegel (Word doc, in German)

Links

Information about Turoyo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turoyo_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/tru

Languages written with the Syriac script

Aramaic, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Mandaic, Turoyo, Western Neo-Aramaic

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

Semitic languages

Akkadian, Amharic, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Aramaic, Argobba, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Canaanite, Chaha, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Ge'ez, Hadhramautic, Hebrew, Himyaritic, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Maltese, Mandaic, Nabataean, Neo-Mandaic, Phoenician, Punic, Qatabanic, Sabaean, Sabaic, Silt'e, Syriac, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo, Ugaritic, Western Neo-Aramaic


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