Maciej Klimiuk, Ruben Farrugia
A Text in the Maltese Dialect of Sannat (Gozo) with Grammatical Remarks
The text presented in the following was recorded in 2019 in Sannat, a village situated on the island of Gozo (Malta). It concerns the way of cooking one of the Gozitan / Maltese dishes—turta ta-l-lampuki, ‘lampuki pie.’ The recording is written in the transcription used in the study of Semitic dialectology, and it is followed by a translation into English and standard Maltese (SM). The final part of the article contains short explanations of selected grammatical issues, the most characteristic features of the dialect of Sannat. Issues such as pausal forms, an išmām, an imāla, realisation of consonants such as *għ (< ġ and ʕ), r, ǧ, and š, a sandhi and a modal verb ‘have to’ are discussed.
Keywords the dialect of Sannat, field research, Gozitan dialects, Gozo, Malta, Maltese, Maltese dialectology, Sannat