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Aramaic language

Postby Garzo » Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:57 am

On Monday 18th April 2005, Wikipedia, the world's largest encyclopedia, is featuring Aramaic language on its main page. I've put quite a lot effort into the article, and I thought I'd share it with you. Let me know what you think about it.

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Postby Flaminius » Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:34 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I will print the pages out when I get to my office tomorrow morning. This is going to be a great reading.

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Postby Apoclima » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:09 pm

What a well written article, Garzo. It must feel really great to get all that knowledge down and organized for others to read!


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Postby tcward » Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:40 pm

Garzo -- I am awe-struck!! (Awe-stricken??)

A truly impressive accomplishment!

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Postby Brazilian dude » Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:45 pm

I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but coming from Garzo I know it can only be something good.

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Postby anders » Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:38 am

I'm amazed by the enormous effort. The result might be what I for years have been looking for.

At first glance, I find no mentioning of Suryoyo. I seem to remember a fellow student who didn't like the language name Turoyo, but I'll try to be back on that.

The dictionary published by our National Immigration and Naturalization Board is Svensk-turabdinskt lexikon/Leksiqon Swedoyo-Suryoyo.

There are sizable (As)Syrian communities in Sweden, especially in Södertälje just south of Stockholm. There are sometimes heated discussions on the difference, if any, between "Assyrians" and "Syrians"...
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Postby Garzo » Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:23 am

Thank you all. Of course, as it's Wikipedia, a lot of others have been involved in getting it into shape too, and you can never tell what someone might do to the article between log-ins.

Suryoyo gets a mention in the Syriac language article. It is one of the ways of saying Syriac. Speakers of Turoyo often prefer to call their language Suryoyo or Suryoyo Swodayo, and call Classical Syriac Kthobonoyo. Considering that there are numerous dialects of Neo-Aramaic that call themselves Syriac and are not mutually comprehensible, the solution is to use Syriac to refer to classical Middle Syriac and to use more specific terms for modern dialects.

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Postby Ilka » Sat May 14, 2005 4:53 pm

I sent the link to a Hebrew-speaking friend who read it with great interest. He pointed out two additional links:

This one contains the New Testament in Aramaic and English in interlinear format:

Also for a lesson in Aramaic.

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Postby emdee5 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:50 am

My sincere compliments for the article on Aramaic in Wikipedia. The number of highlighted words and phrases are legion. The geographic distribution where Aramic is to be found, the history of Aramaic, some 90 odd references the number of countries where Aramaic is spoken, the number of speakers of Aramaic, genetic classifications, and som 18 language codes, all of these attest to your enormous efforts and erudition.
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