The Syriac Dot: A Short History [Paperback]

George Kiraz (Author)

ISBN: 9781463241001 | Published by: Gorgias Press | Year of Publication: 2019 | Language: English 232p, H178 x W140 (mm)

The Syriac Dot


The dot is used for everything in Syriac from tense to gender, number, and pronunciation, and unsurprisingly represents one of the biggest obstacles to learning the language. Using inscriptions, early grammars, and experiments with modern scribes, Dr. Kiraz peels back the evolution of the dot layer by layer to explain each of its uses in detail and to show how it adopted the wide range of uses it has today.

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