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 …

Negation in Aramaic

Negation is expressed with la no/not in Aramaic. לא La No/not משכוכיתא, את זבנא ית חלבא  Mashkuhita at zabna yat khalava? Mashkuhita are you buying milk? לא ,אנא לא זבנא ית חלבא La ,ana la zavna yat khalava. No, I'm not bu…

Short Aramaic lessons

Introduction What is Aramaic? Is Aramaic still spoken today? What language did Jesus speak? Is Syriac and Aramaic the same? The Aramaic monolith. What is Galilean Aramaic? Which Aramaic should I learn? When did Jews shift to Aram…

Some possesive pronouns in Aramaic

In this lesson I'm giving you some possesive pronouns. Possession in Ancient Aramaic is formed by changing the final alef א with a yod י. ביתא Beyta House ביתי Beyti My house תורתא Torta Cow תורתי Torti My cow ידא Yada Hand י…

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