LEARN SYRIAC LANGUAGE

 

WHERE TO LEARN SYRIAC LANGUAGE ?

In Lebanon:

  • Knoushto d Rohmay Leshono Suryoyo: Friends of the Syriac language, Centre Maya, 2nd floor, Sabtié Bauchrié In front of Bassoul-Hneiné. Lessons start every year in October.

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  • Ask a priest of your parish, or ask a syriac orthodox or catholic parish if it offers syriac lessons.
  • contact Tur Levnon for help.
  • Register online in Syriac e-School  by malfono Samir Roham through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/syriac/?ref=share

N.B-LEARN SYRIAC FOR NON ARABIC SPEAKING:

 

SYRIAC BIBLES:

FONTS:

There a 3 Syriac Fonts.:

ESTRANGUELO:

The Estranguelo or Capital letters. This is the monumental script that is used by all Syriacs and unifies them. It means Sert Ewanguelion or the sript of the Gospel.

Some people say it comes from the Greek round. That is totally incorrect because Estranguelo is Square and corresponds to the square Hebrew (Hebreu Carré).

SERTO:

Serto is the cursive writing. It simply means “script”. It is supposed to be used only as cursive and not as monumental on book covers of churhes entrances. But some people decided falsly that serto defines the maronite identity in the script. Again, this is totally incorrect because Estranguelo is the font used on the most important Maronite monuments like Ilige and Bkerké.

NESTORIAN or EASTERN:

This font is also called sometimes Chaldean or Assyrian because it is used by the Eastern Syriacs. It is simply a mixture between Serto and Estranguelo. It also uses a particular form of Dolat and Rish.

      • What is Garshouné font ? Garshouné  (Syriac ܓܪܫܘܢܝ, Arabic كرشوني) designs Arabic writings using the Syriac alphabet.

Garshouné comes from “Garshom”, the son of Moses meaning “the foreigner”. This is how Syriacs, like Maronites, called the Arabic language written in their syriac script. Because for Maronites, Arabic is a foreign language (bishop Boutros Gemayel).

There is no G nor é in Arabic,  so the word Garshouné had to be written by the Arabs Karshouni. By extension, Garshouné means writing any language in syriac script.

 

SYRIAC FONTS EXPLAINED BY DR AMINE JULES ISKANDAR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kciar2jrxbk&list=PLMwFBuXlRIg-vQnSiC6Jc4tpqkhVPZUsm&index=7

 

SYRIAC APPLICATIONS FOR IOS-ANDROID CELLPHONES: