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The Principles of Syriac Grammar


Translated and Abridged from the Work of Dr. Hoffmann


Cowper, having reasoned that English students of Syriac deserve an affordable and complete, yet not too cumbersome and detailed, guide to the language, here offers an abridged and edited English version of Hoffmann’s grammar, originally published in Latin in 1827.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-245-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jul 12,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 208
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-245-6
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The Syriac grammar of Andreas Gottlieb Hoffmann, written in Latin and published in 1827, is known for its completeness. B.H. Cowper, having reasoned that English students of Syriac deserve an affordable and complete, yet not too cumbersome and detailed, guide to the language, here offers an abridged and edited English version of the work. The standard topics of reading and grammar are covered, together with a final section on prosody. The introduction includes a brief mention of some important names in Syriac literature and a short overview of its study in Europe (with some bibliography). This volume remains a useful and accessible text for students of Syriac.

The Syriac grammar of Andreas Gottlieb Hoffmann, written in Latin and published in 1827, is known for its completeness. B.H. Cowper, having reasoned that English students of Syriac deserve an affordable and complete, yet not too cumbersome and detailed, guide to the language, here offers an abridged and edited English version of the work. The standard topics of reading and grammar are covered, together with a final section on prosody. The introduction includes a brief mention of some important names in Syriac literature and a short overview of its study in Europe (with some bibliography). This volume remains a useful and accessible text for students of Syriac.

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B. Harris Cowper

  • Series Foreword (page 5)
  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 11)
  • Table of Abbreviations (page 16)
  • CONTENTS (page 17)
  • SYRIAC GRAMMAR PART I (page 23)
  • PART II : ETYMOLOGY (page 51)
  • PART III : SYNTAX (page 111)
  • PART IV : PROSODY (page 155)
  • TABLES OF VERBS etc (page 164)
  • ERRATA (page 204)
  • Syriac Alphabet (page 205)
  • Arabic Alphabet (page 206)
  • Aethiopic Alphabet (page 207)
  • Samaritan Alphabet (page 208)
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