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This volume includes a basic introduction to the rules of Syriac spirantization in three languages: Arabic, Syriac and English.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-244-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Dec 30,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 173
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61143-244-2
$164.00
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The rules of spirantization in Syriac can be difficult to memorize, particularly for those who learn Syriac as their first Semitic language, but even for those who are familiar with other Semitic languages as well. In the present volume, George Anton Kiraz offers a basic introduction to the rules of Syriac spirantization. The volume includes this introduction in three languages: Arabic, Syriac and English. However, these are not just translations of the same material. The information and the means of presenting that information is unique to each language.

The rules of spirantization in Syriac can be difficult to memorize, particularly for those who learn Syriac as their first Semitic language, but even for those who are familiar with other Semitic languages as well. In the present volume, George Anton Kiraz offers a basic introduction to the rules of Syriac spirantization. The volume includes this introduction in three languages: Arabic, Syriac and English. However, these are not just translations of the same material. The information and the means of presenting that information is unique to each language.

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Contributor Biography

George Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, and the president of Gorgias Press. He earned an MSt in Syriac Studies from Oxford University, and an MPhil and PhD from Cambridge University. He has an extensive list of publications in Syriac studies.

  • INTRODUCTION TO SYRIAC SPIRANTIZATION (page 159)
  • Preface (page 160)
  • A.Preliminaries (page 161)
  • B.Rules of Rukkakha and Qussaya (page 166)
  • C.Irregularities in Rukkakha and Qussaya (page 171)
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