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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Geoffrey Barto has been teaching language and culture for more than twenty years. His focus is helping people use language to achieve their goals, both for personal growth and in building their careers. The right words can make all the difference in the world!
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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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