Table in Syriac Aramaic.


Ṭavlitho/a (f.)


IPA pronunciation



ܦܬܘܪܐ‎ (pāṯūrā) table

The Ṭ is an emphatic sound corresponding to the Arabic letter ṭāʾ (ط) [tˤ].

It is obviously a loanword from Latin tabula or Ancient Greek tavla (τάβλα) via maybe some other Western language.



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Introduction to Syriac (book)

 You might want to introduce yourself into the world of Aramaic languages but you don't know where to start.

It is indeed an entire world since Aramaic is not one language but a whole bunch from antiquity to present day.

Some will say ' I want to learn Galilean Aramaic the tongue of Jesus Christ. But before you get enthusiastic about it take into account that it is currently not possible.

There is no corpus of texts in Galilean and the language is being reconstructed. The reconstructions though are often full of errors and generally there's is not consensus among linguists.

Syriac Aramaic would be an excellent choice. Vast body of texts of Syriac literature exists and the language might be structurally the easiest Semitic language to learn. It's not as complex as Classical or confusing as Biblical Aramaic.

A book is a good way to start learning. But which one? There are a lot of books out there to introduce you to Syriac. But which one? Many are difficult to understand ,others require that the learner already knows another Semitic language like Hebrew.

But not the following book.

I found the Introduction to Syriac by W.M.Thackston a great book to begin with, especially for absolute beginners.

It reminds me of the good old language learning methods with short texts, translating phrases, simple grammar in small chunks.

The translation of phrases was particularly useful to me .Makes it easy to retain vocabulary and learn simple grammar structures.


Bed in Syriac Aramaic

 Bed is Syriac is maḍmho (ܡܰܕܡܟܳܐ).

Back to the Aramaic vocabulary alphabetical list.


Ezra in Aramaic (4:8)

Ezra 4:8

This is the first verse from the book Ezra of the Old Testament
written in Aramaic.

KJV –Rehnum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort:

 רְח֣וּם בְּעֵל־טְעֵ֗ם וְשִׁמְשַׁי֙ סָֽפְרָ֔א כְּתַ֛בוּ אִגְּרָ֥ה חֲדָ֖ה עַל־יְרוּשְׁלֶ֑ם לְאַרְתַּחְשַׁ֥שְׂתְּא מַלְכָּ֖א כְּנֵֽמָא׃

rǝḥûm bǝʿēl-ṭǝʿēm wǝšimšay sāpǝrāʾ kǝtabû ʾiggǝrâ ḥădâ ʿal-yǝrûšǝlem lǝʾartaḥšaśtǝʾ melekh kǝnēmāʾ

רְח֣וּם- rǝḥûm- Rehum (name)
בְּעֵל -bǝʿēl -lord
טְעֵ֗ם - ṭǝʿēm - chancellor
וְשִׁמְשַׁי֙ - wǝšimšay -and Shimsai (sunny), satrap of Judaea
וְ - wǝ - and
סָֽפְרָ֔א - sāpǝrāʾ - scribe
כְּתַ֛בוּ - kǝtabû - wrote
אִגְּרָ֥ה - ʾiggǝrâ - letter
חֲדָ֖ה עַ - ḥădâ - a, one
עַל - ʿal - against
יְרוּשְׁלֶ֑ם - yǝrûšǝlem - Jerusalem (teaching of peace)
לְ - lǝ - to
אַרְתַּחְשַׁ֥שְׂתְּא - ʾartaḥšaśtǝʾ - Artaxerxes
מַלְכָּ֖א - melekh - the king
כְּנֵֽמָא - kǝnēmāʾ - sort, of this sort


Merry Christmas in Syriac Aramaic.


ܥܹܐܕ݂ܵܘܟ݂ܘܿܢ ܒܪܝܼܟ݂ܵܐ! ܥܹܐܕ݂ܵܐ ܕܡܵܘܠܵܕܹܗ ܕܡܵܪܲܢ ܝܑܼܫܘܿܥ ܡܫܝܼܚܵܐ ܗܵܘܹܐ ܒܪܝܼܟ݂ܵܐ ܥܲܠ ܟܘܼܠܵܘܟ݂ܘܿܢ. 

Classical Syriac

ܒܪܝܟ ܡܘܠܕܐ ܕܡܪܢ

Brikh mawlada de'maran.

Merry Christmas.

Brikh - happy - ܒܪܝܟ

Mawlada - birth - ܡܘܠܕܐ

De - of -ܕ

Maran - our Lord - ܡܪܢ


Evening in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic.


Evening is noospa in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. 

Chaldean is considered a sister language of Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Linguistically these two are dialects of the same language but often they are classified as different languages due to political reasons.

Chaldeans ,the Kaldāye (ܟܲܠܕܵܝܹܐ) as their are known in the Chaldean language are Assyrian Catholics adherent to Chaldean Catholic Church.

Chaldean Catholics from Marcin,Turkey,19nth century.

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