From: Aviah Morag - TransLink (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 21 2010 - 04:42:56 CST
It's been said that Aramaic is "halfway between Arabic and Hebrew," and
there's a lot of truth to that. The similarity between Arabic and Aramaic
seems to have led to the latter's decline in Arab countries; the similarity
between Hebrew and Aramaic seems to have done the same thing in Israel.
The Aramaic script is of course quite similar to Hebrew - but that's just
because the former gave rise to the latter.
On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Michael Everson <email@example.com>wrote:
> On 21 Jan 2010, at 09:16, Raymond Mercier wrote:
> Apparently there were objections because the script they were using too
>> much resembled Hebrew...
> Sounded to me as though they wanted to restore the earlier script.
> Fortunately it has now been encoded (Imperial Aramaic).
> Now I seem to remember a long rather dispute here about just that. There
>> is also a short recitation of a prayer in Aramaic.
> The unfortunate dispute previously was about Phoenician. Fortunately,
> linguistics won out, and the script was encoded.
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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