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The Syriac Dot

A Short History
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0425-9
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.
$25.20

Neo-Aramaic and its Linguistic Context

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0410-5
This volume contains papers on the Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects and the languages in contact with them. The papers make important contributions to the documentation of the dialects and to the understanding of their development in the context of non-Semitic contact languages.
$123.60

My Tour in the Parishes of the Syrian Church in Syria and Lebanon

ISBN: 978-1-60724-685-5
A record of the author’s investigation concerning the situation of the Syriac-speaking churches during the 1960s. The author provides statistics about parishes, schools, organizations, and cultural activities. The book lists most of the educational institutions with hundreds of photographs, as well as biographies and photos of Syriac writers and Orientalists specializing in Syriac studies.
$124.80

Zum Feuerkultus bei den Mongolen

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 951
ISBN: 978-1-61143-859-8
The fire cult of the Mongols, the names and images of the fire-god, the origins of the cult in Buddhism, its mythic connections, and its festivals.
$20.40

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography IV

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project
ISBN: 978-1-61143-933-5
The fourth published colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), presenting papers from an international team of authors working to develop contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography.
$90.00

A Smyrneika Lexicon

The Language of Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey) Explained and Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0251-4
A lexicon of Smyrneika, the Greek dialect that functioned as a lingua franca amongst the Levantine merchant communities of the Mediterranean. Rediscovering Turkey’s Ottoman past, including lost minority cultures… a study by three amateur lexicographers. The vocabulary is followed by a collection of proverbs and a series of dialogues illustrating the language and customs … “ Peter Mackridge www.oxford.academia.edu/PeterMackridge
$105.60

Pronunciation is in the Brain, not in the Mouth

A Cognitive Approach to Teaching it
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0415-0
This book investigates the cognitive roots of pronunciation in children and adults and the emergence of accent with adults when learning a second language (L2). Subsequently, any teaching of L2 pronunciation to adults should be premised on a multisensory and multicognitive approach covering a wide selection of teaching and learning strategies consistent with the cognitive roots.
$57.60

Introduction to the Grammar of Hebrew Poetry in Byzantine Palestine

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0402-0
This book investigates the interaction between grammatical norms and poetic technique on the basis of a corpus selected from the oeuvre of the payyetan Eleazar be-rabbi Qillir. As a basis for this investigation, a descriptive/comparative analysis of the Qillirian dialect is offered. The first portion of the work is a grammar devoted mainly to morphology and syntax. The second portion of the work is an investigation of the poetic norms, as well as rhetorical techniques employed by Qillir, together with an assessment of their impact on the grammar. The overall aim of the project is to design an analytical framework within which a self-conscious poetic dialect might be investigated.
$99.00

A Comprehensive Grammar to Hammurabi’s Stele

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0284-2
This complete grammar of Code of Hammurabi is formally arranged and can be the basis for learning the rest of Akkadian grammar. Students of Biblical Hebrew or Arabic will find it a most convenient introduction to this sister language. The cuneiform text has been set out in columns opposite a phonetic transcription, thus enabling the comprehensive set of citations illustrating various points of Akkadian grammar to be easily checked within their wider linguistic context. This book, when used in conjunction with the author’s previous book “Hammurabi’s Laws”, makes it possible for a student to learn to read and understand the whole text of Hammurabi’s Stele.
$49.20

Grammar of Bar Hebraeus with Commentary

A Facsimile Edition from the George A. Kiraz Manuscript Collection
ISBN: 978-1-61719-923-3
This volume is a facsimile edition of a handwritten manuscript of Gregory Bar Hebraeus's Grammar of the Syriac Language from the private collection of George A. Kiraz.
$46.20

Les Langues et les Littératures Araméennes

ISBN: 978-1-61143-011-0
Jean Baptiste Chabot, who produced works like Synodicon Orientale, surveys the different branches of the Aramaic Aramaic languages and their extant literature in theology, science, and history, as well as inscriptions at archaeological sites. Chabot demonstrates his expertise in the field, drawing from sources as diverse as the Samaritan Bible and the Talmud, Oriental Christianity, Babylon and Mesopotamia. Originally written in 1910, it will still be of interest to scholars in the fields of Aramaic, linguistics, Syriac studies and Eastern Christianity.

$84.60

Reflections on Lexicography

Explorations in Ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek Sources
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0229-3
Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project. These essays offer a probing analysis of selected lexical tools and methods for working with ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek sources, as well as offering reflections on methodological concerns for lexicographical tools of the future.
$109.80

Lexicon Linguae Aethiopicae

Adjectum est vocabularium Tigre Dialecti Septentrionalis
By August Dillmann; Contribution by Werner Munzinger
ISBN: 978-1-61143-476-7
Ethiopic-Latin dictionary, with an appendix on Tigrean
$173.40

Practical Guide to Conversational Syriac

dalīl al-takallum fī al-lugha al-suryāniyya
ISBN: 978-1-61719-460-3
This is a beginner’s guide to conversational Syriac with translations in French and Arabic.
$27.60

Scribal Wit

Aramaic Mnemonics in the Leningrad Codex
Series: Texts and Studies 10
ISBN: 978-1-61143-904-5
This book presents a detailed analysis of the Aramaic mnemonics, those short witty sentences written in Aramaic as memory aids in the margins of one of the oldest extant biblical Hebrew manuscripts, the Leningrad Codex (1008 CE). The material is presented in clear, user-friendly charts. Each mnemonic is set alongside the Hebrew verses it represents. This book demonstrates the ingenuity of the Masoretes in their grand endeavor to preserve the text of the Hebrew Bible precisely in the form that it had reached them.
$79.20

A Brief Study on the Origins of Arabic and Syriac Phrases in Italian, Spanish, French, English, Greek, and Latin

نبذة في أصول الألفاظ السامية... التي دخلت في اللغات الإيطالية والإسبانية... وبالعكس
ISBN: 978-1-61719-452-8
This book outlines the connections between the Arabic and European languages, giving a brief listing of European words and phrases with their Arabic equivalent.
$32.40

Non-Native Borrowings into the Lebanese Syrian Dialect

gharā'ib al-lahja al-lubnāniyya al-sūriyya
ISBN: 978-1-61719-463-4
In comparing the formal Arabic language with colloquial Lebanese Syrian Arabic, Raphael Nakhla Al-Yasou`y finds a large list of foreign words that have unknowingly worked their way into the local dialect.
$48.60

Grammar of Palestinian Jewish Aramaic

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 987
ISBN: 978-1-61143-928-1
A handy grammar of the Aramaic of the Targum, the Talmud, the Midrashim and the Aramaic passages of the New Testament, with notes on where the older dialect of Ezra and Daniel differs.
$31.80

The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 9
ISBN: 978-1-59333-325-6
A truly useful introduction to the Syriac language is a rare find. This practical initiation to the study of this ancient language of the Christian church speaks with clarity and authority. A fruitful integration of scholarly introduction and practical application, this primer is more than a simple grammar or syntactic introduction to the language. Writing in a style designed for beginners, Kiraz avoids technical language and strives for a reader-friendly inductive approach. Readings from actual Syriac texts allow the student to experience the language first hand and the basics of the grammar of the language are ably explained. The book comes with downloadable material so that readers may listen to all reading sentences and text passages in the book.
$48.00

Foundations for Syriac Lexicography V

Colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project
ISBN: 978-1-61719-027-8
The fifth published colloquia of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP), presenting papers from an international team of authors working to develop contemporary, interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and lexicography.
$99.00

Tishbites

Opusculum recens Hebraicum
By Elijah Levita; Translated by Paulus Fagius
ISBN: 978-1-61143-294-7
This work is a collection of 712 obscure Hebrew and Aramaic words from the Talmud and Mishnah, compiled by Renaissance scholar Paul Fagius.
$126.00

Les lectionnaires de l’ancienne liturgie de Jérusalem

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 1009
ISBN: 978-1-61143-998-4
An extract from Collectanea Christiana Orientalia (2005)
$21.00

Greek Indicative Verbs in the Christian Palestinian Aramaic Gospels

Translation Technique and the Aramaic Verbal System
ISBN: 978-1-61143-895-6
As virtually all Christian Palestinian Aramaic texts consist of translations, one cannot adequately discuss its verbal system without taking into account translation technique. The present study consists of a study of the translation of Greek Indicative verbs in the Christian Palestinian Aramaic Gospels and its implications for the understanding of the Christian Palestinian Aramaic verbal system.
$103.80

English Grammar Guide for Language Students

Especially students of Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, Latin, and related modern languages
Series: Gorgias Handbooks 27
ISBN: 978-1-61143-864-2
Too many incoming students are fluent in English but unable to discuss the language grammatically. Introductory language courses and textbooks often assume a proficiency and familiarity with grammatical terms that is not possessed by the students. This guide delivers an understanding of English grammar starting from simple concepts and presupposing no background or vocabulary. This book is designed as a textbook and a reference for students beginning a New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic or Latin course.
$51.00