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This Artscroll sidur mentions "Ashdudis" in its introduction. This language being spoken by a portion of the Jewish population at the time of Ezra is apparently attested by Nechemya 13:24, although there it is called "AshdOdis". Is a language spoken exclusively in Ashdod attested anywhere else? Is this a reference to another known language?

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Perhaps en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philistine_language? –  Double AA Oct 14 '12 at 0:29
    
Google found this: "an Assyrian dialect" books.google.com/… –  Ariel Oct 14 '12 at 1:29
    
Wikipedia has: "In the Book of Nehemiah, the Ashdodites seem to represent the whole nation of the Philistines in the sixth century BCE,[14] the speech of Ashdod (which the younger generation of the Jews are described as adopting) would simply be the general Philistine dialect. Hugo Winckler explains the use of that name by the fact that Ashdod was the nearest of the Philistine cities to Jerusalem.[15]" 14: "at 13:23,24". 15: "Geschichte Israels. 1898. p. 224" –  msh210 Oct 14 '12 at 7:11
    
Perhaps Isaiah 19:18? –  Double AA Dec 10 '13 at 20:59
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