At mine school, we’re re-enacting the station of the overcome on good Friday, and also during Jesus’ final moments if on the Cross, he shouts out, “eloi, eloi, lama sabachthani.”

What would be the exactly pronunciation of this? ns to teach my friend who is playing Jesus on exactly how to say these words because I’m the just one who knows exactly how to speak Aramaic, and also so ns to teach the so the he doesn’t butcher it.

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However ~ above the script, that quoted above is what is shown. The saying isn’t in Sureth. Therefore it’s difficult to interpret this properly. Can I get some help please?

All I recognize is, “el-ah-hee, el-ah-hee”.

The means the rather pronounced it was, EEE-LI, EE-LI. Eli together in the name lol. Totally butchered.

(we just went v the manuscript today, and also discussed roles, quickly we will certainly be rehearsing come re-enact the stations of the cross in former of the whole school - a heritage that we do yearly - and then the local parish on great Friday which’ll it is in attended by Anthony Fisher).


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· 2y
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We might speak Aramaic but the dialect Jesus speak is west Aramaic. Assyrians speak east Aramaic so it's difficult to know the biblical dialect of Aramaic.


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This expression is in a very old west Aramaic language. Ns not sure if any Assyrian could give you precise pronunciation due to the fact that we more than likely don’t understand either :)


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The dialect spoken by Jesus to be very, an extremely different to what contemporary Assyrians speak today. Jesus speak a an extremely old (Middle?) Galilean, Western, Jewish Aramaic. Assyrians this particular day speak North-Eastern, Christian, neo-Aramaic.

The Aramaic of Jesus practically seems closer to Hebrew 보다 to contemporary Assyrian. I understand it isn’t genetically closer, but just in terms of vocabulary and some grammar and also stuff.


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It goes like this:

“Ee-la-hee, Ee-la-hee, la-ma sa-buck-tha-nii”


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Considering the this is Jewish Aramaic, ns took the liberty of questioning a religious Jewish job-related colleague. He stated “Ayli ayli lama sabakhtani” wherein the “ay” in “ayli” is pronounced like “play” or “day” and the “li” is pronounced like the Chinese castle Li/Lee.


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That's the exactly pronunciation in modern Judeo-Aramaic, but modern Judeo-Aramaic is descended from middle Babylonian Aramaic, when Jesus would certainly have spoken Galilean Aramaic. I'm not sure exactly how much distinction that would have made in pronunciation, although over there are differences in the dialects- mainly in just how much Hebrew affect there is (strangely, center Babylonian Aramaic has a many more Hebrew).

Also, to be ethical we don't really recognize the proper old pronunciation, because the vowels room not created (well, someone can know, however the typical speaker doesn't). The contemporary vowelization is affected by Hebrew vowelization and we express a the majority of words in different ways than they would have in the time of Jesus. It even varies in between communities the same similar to Hebrew.

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Just placing this here for posterity because that the actor in the next play :) expect it helps!


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