Re: Aramaic speech and script

From: Raymond Mercier (
Date: Fri Jan 22 2010 - 02:54:15 CST

  • Next message: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven: "Firefox 3.6 WOFF support"

    Michael Everson writes
    > because we will be doing Nabataean and Hatran later. (Have you
    > information on Hatran? It's hard to find.)
    I had supposed that since these three varieties of Aramaic are put together
    in Rosenthal's volume that you would have treated the scripts as mere
    variants - but I was not sure which might be taken as a norm.
    > Nabataean and Palmyrene at least have shaping properties which are unique
    > to each
    in which case separate encodings may be justified.

    As to Hatra I only know what you find in Rosenthal's Handbook. In his Part
    I/1 you have a selection of texts for all three, grouped together, and in
    Part I/2 a vocabulary for all three together. There are of course references
    for the sources. I hope you have access to this, An Aramaic Handbook, F.
    Rosenthal, Harrassowitz, 1967; 4 volumes in all. Invaluable obviously for
    your interests, but surely you know it ?

    Raymond Mercier

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Fri Jan 22 2010 - 02:56:42 CST