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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
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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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ContributorBiography

George Kiraz

George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute, the Editor-in-Chief of Gorgias Press, and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He earned an M.St. degree in Syriac Studies from the University of Oxford (1991) and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (1992, 1996). He has published extensively in the fields of computational linguistics, Syriac studies, and the digital humanities. His latest books include The Syriac Orthodox in North America (1895–1995): A Short History (2019) and Syriac-English New Testament (2020).

George is an ordained Deacon of the rank of Ewangeloyo (Gospler) in the Syriac Orthodox Church where he also serves on several Patriarchal, Synodal, and local committees. He lives in Piscataway, NJ, with his wife Christine and their children, Tabetha Gabriella, Sebastian Kenoro, and Lucian Nurono.

  • 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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