Saving Aramaic

Recently, a friend forwarded this article on efforts to save Aramaic. Now I see that NPR has done a story too (mentioned on this HTLAL thread). However, if you want to learn a little Aramaic yourself, it’s not too late. There’s a blog which teach snippets in short posts. Just keep going through the archives and you’ll find everything from how to make short sentences to key Biblical quotes:

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I've been learning languages more than 20 years and teaching them for at least 15. Here I share the joys and frustrations of teaching yourself new languages.
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1 Response to Saving Aramaic

  1. Ray says:

    The whole subject of Aramaic is an interesting one. I remember reading an article 2 or 3 years ago about how it was only spoken in some remote parts of Syria. That got me reading about Assyrians, a subject and a people we just don’t learn about in school for some reason. A tragic story in many ways, and likely to get much worse with current events in Syria. I think it’s fantastic that people are trying to save this ancient language and I wish them every success.

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