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John Healey’s, Leshono Suryoyo, is an introductory grammar for those wishing to learn to read Classical Syriac, one of the major literary dialects of Aramaic and the language of one of the main groups of Middle Eastern churches, including the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Church of the East, and the Chaldaean Church. From the first centuries of the Christian era, Syriac was used by the main theological and historical writers of this tradition (Ephrem the Syrian, Philoxenus of Mabbogh, Thomas of Marga, and Barhebraeus). It also continues to be used in worship.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-190-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 2
Publication Date: May 13,2005
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 248
ISBN: 1-59333-190-8
$48.00
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John Healey’s, Leshono Suryoyo, is an introductory grammar for those wishing to learn to read Classical Syriac, one of the major literary dialects of Aramaic and the language of one of the main groups of Middle Eastern churches, including the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Church of the East, and the Chaldaean Church. From the first centuries of the Christian era, Syriac was used by the main theological and historical writers of this tradition (Ephrem the Syrian, Philoxenus of Mabbogh, Thomas of Marga, and Barhebraeus). It also continues to be used in worship.

John Healey (Ph.D., University of London) is Professor of Semitic Studies in the University of Manchester (U.K.). His many research publications include books and articles on various dialects of Aramaic, especially on Nabataean Aramaic (inscriptions from Jordan and Saudi Arabia) and on Syriac (originally the Aramaic dialect of Edessa in southern Turkey). He has also published a book on the early history of the alphabet. His teaching is mostly concerned with Aramaic and Syriac and the religious history of the Middle East.

John Healey’s, Leshono Suryoyo, is an introductory grammar for those wishing to learn to read Classical Syriac, one of the major literary dialects of Aramaic and the language of one of the main groups of Middle Eastern churches, including the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Church of the East, and the Chaldaean Church. From the first centuries of the Christian era, Syriac was used by the main theological and historical writers of this tradition (Ephrem the Syrian, Philoxenus of Mabbogh, Thomas of Marga, and Barhebraeus). It also continues to be used in worship.

John Healey (Ph.D., University of London) is Professor of Semitic Studies in the University of Manchester (U.K.). His many research publications include books and articles on various dialects of Aramaic, especially on Nabataean Aramaic (inscriptions from Jordan and Saudi Arabia) and on Syriac (originally the Aramaic dialect of Edessa in southern Turkey). He has also published a book on the early history of the alphabet. His teaching is mostly concerned with Aramaic and Syriac and the religious history of the Middle East.

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  • Preface
  • CD Recording
  • Introduction
  • Writing System. The Alphabet
  • Vowels and Other Signs
  • Pronouns
  • The Verb: Simple Perfect and Participle Forms
  • ith, hw' and Composite Tenses
  • Nouns and Adjectives. The Genitive Relationship
  • The Verb: Simple Imperfect and Imperative. Uses of d
  • Derived Stems of the Verb
  • Other Important Verb Forms
  • Peculiarities in Verbs Containing Guttural Letters
  • Peculiarities in Verbs Beginning with n and y
  • Peculiarities in Verbs with Only Two Root
  • Object Pronouns Attached to Verbs. Adverbs
  • Numerals, Dates, Days
  • Verb Paradigms
  • Table of Scripts and Vowel Signs
  • Readings
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