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A grammar of Biblical Aramaic

Author: Franz Rosenthal
Publisher: Wiesbaden : O. Harrassowitz, 1961.
Series: Porta linguarum orientalium. Neue Serie, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The purpose of this grammar is twofold. It is, on one hand, to provide the beginner with the elements of the language, and, on the other, to prepare him ... for possible research in the problems of Aramaeology. These two aims may seem mutually contradictory, and it must be admitted that they are to a degree. However, the attempt is always worth making, and Biblical Aramaic, representing the comparative simplicity  Read more...
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Rosenthal, Franz, 1914-2003.
Grammar of Biblical Aramaic.
Wiesbaden, O. Harrassowitz, 1961
(OCoLC)644852697
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Rosenthal
OCLC Number: 1452397
Description: x, 99 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The texts and the language --
The writing --
Remarks on phonology --
The pronoun --
The noun and the adjective --
Numerals --
Prepositions --
Conjunctions --
Negations --
Adverbs and particles --
The verb --
Vocabulary.
Series Title: Porta linguarum orientalium. Neue Serie, 5.
Responsibility: by Franz Rosenthal.

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"The purpose of this grammar is twofold. It is, on one hand, to provide the beginner with the elements of the language, and, on the other, to prepare him ... for possible research in the problems of Aramaeology. These two aims may seem mutually contradictory, and it must be admitted that they are to a degree. However, the attempt is always worth making, and Biblical Aramaic, representing the comparative simplicity of the old consonant writing with the complexities of a much later stage of the spoken language superimposed upon it, is a strenuous training ground ... Knowledge of the syntax is important in any language, and in Aramaic where the syntax in particular reflects the history of the language most faithfully ..."--Preface.

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