The Syriac vowel ptaha.

zqafa-alaf I. In addition to the vowel zqafa and the combination zqafa-alaf ,the vowel [a] can be indicated with the vowel ptaha which has the following form: As you can clearly see, this vocalization schematically reproduces …

The verb to read in the past tense

ana KaTev I read at KaTev You read Ihu KaTev He read ihi KaTev She read anakhna KaTev We read atun KaTev You read Inun KaTev They read Female speaking ana KaTev I read at KaTev You read Ihu KaTev He read ihi KaTev She read anakhn…

Bar Kokhba Jewish revolt coin.

During the Bar Kokhba Jewish revolt against Roman rule at the 1-2 century AD some coins were issued to commemorate it and the leader of the revolt Shimun Bar Kokhba. One of them was a silver tetradrachm or Shekel coin issued at a…

Forms of Alaph

The letter alaph takes various forms in the Syriac Serto script depending on its position in a word as do many other letters. Alaph takes three different forms, initial unconnected, middle or final unconnected and connected.  You…

He/she in Aramaic

איהו  Ihu He איהי Ihi She In some dialects the above mentioned would be... הוא hu He היא Hi She Back to short Aramaic lessons.

Animals in Aramaic

Wild animals אנא חזי ית אריא Ana khaze yat ariya. I see a lion. (male speaking) אנא חזיא ית אריא Ana khaziya yat ariya. I see a lion. (When female talking) אנא Ana I חזי Khaze  to see ית Yat Shows that the following noun is in th…

What is Galilean Aramaic?

By Damien Cowl “Suriston” (JPA. סוריסטון), colloquially known in English as Galilean Dialect, formed as a variant of the Western Aramaic languages in the Levant around the time of Roman rule in the region. It was spoken by the …

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