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A Letter on Syriac Orthography


by Mar Jacob, Bishop of Edessa and a Discourse by Gregory Bar Hebraeus on Syriac Accents


Edited and Translated by George Phillips
George Philipps presents the Syriac text and English translation for three ancient texts pertaining to Syriac grammar, orthography and pronunciation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-359-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: May 27,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 151
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-359-3
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The present volume contains the Syriac text and English translation for three separate works. The first is a letter from Jacob of Edessa to George of Serug on the topic of Syriac orthography. The second is a treatise also by Jacob Edessa that deals with issues of Syriac grammar such as person, tense, pronunciation, and so on. The third and final text is a treatise on Syriac accents written by the thirteenth century polymath Gregory Bar Hebraeus. The texts are edited and translated by George Philllips, and Philippis supplements the translations with an annotated apparatus.

The present volume contains the Syriac text and English translation for three separate works. The first is a letter from Jacob of Edessa to George of Serug on the topic of Syriac orthography. The second is a treatise also by Jacob Edessa that deals with issues of Syriac grammar such as person, tense, pronunciation, and so on. The third and final text is a treatise on Syriac accents written by the thirteenth century polymath Gregory Bar Hebraeus. The texts are edited and translated by George Philllips, and Philippis supplements the translations with an annotated apparatus.

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  • PREFACE (page 5)
  • MAR JACOB ON SYRIAC ORTHOGRAPHY (page 11)
  • MAR JACOB ON PERSONS AND TENSES (page 23)
  • CHAPTER I : PERSONS (page 23)
  • CHAPTER II : GENDER (page 24)
  • CHAPTER III : TENSES (page 25)
  • CHAPTER IV : SOUNDS (page 26)
  • CHAPTER V : METRICAL POINTS, OR ACCENTS (page 27)
  • THE BOOK OF RAYS BY GREGORY BAR HEBRAEUS (page 44)
  • APPENDIX I (page 76)
  • APPENDIX II (page 93)
  • APPENDIX III (page 95)
  • ADDITIONAL EXPLANATORY NOTES AND CORRECTIONS (page 103)
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