"This study of the Syriac dot should be required reading for all beginning students of Syriac, as they will quickly acquire insight into discerning homographs and their separate meanings. The study is very readable, in fact, enjoyable, as the author tantalizes us with potential reasons why scribes developed a system of diacritics using the dot. Those who study Syriac manuscripts will also benefit from comments about how early manuscripts can differ from more recent orthographic and diacritic conventions that appear in printed editions. The book is a must read for every serious student of Syriac."
- Jerome A. Lund, Review of Biblical Literature, 2017