Robinsons Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar

Paperback | January 6, 2014

byJ. F. Coakley

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T. H. Robinson's Paradigms and exercises in Syriac Grammar was first published in 1915 to meet the need for "something of an elementary nature which should be of value to the student who takes up Syriac for the first time". Since then, the book has met this need for generations of students.The fifth edition of 2002 remains the grammar of choice for many teachers of Syriac classes as well as for students learning by themselves. The present revision, drawing on ten more years of university teaching experience and students' comments, clarifies some of the grammatical explanations andexercises. Improvements to the fonts and a larger format make for easier reading. As before, the West Syriac script and grammatical tradition are followed in the body of the lessons, and appendices introduce reading in the other (estrangela and Eastern) scripts. The book remains a plain and friendly introduction to this important language.

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T. H. Robinson's Paradigms and exercises in Syriac Grammar was first published in 1915 to meet the need for "something of an elementary nature which should be of value to the student who takes up Syriac for the first time". Since then, the book has met this need for generations of students.The fifth edition of 2002 remains the grammar ...

Prior to his retirement in 2006, J. F. Coakley was an affiliated lecturer at Cambridge University, where he taught Syriac in the Faculty of Divinity. He was previously Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University and at Harvard University. His research interests include various areas of Syriac studies including biblical exegesis, modern ch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pagesPublished:January 6, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019968717X

ISBN - 13:9780199687176

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The script3. Pronunciation4. Pronouns. Particles. Simple sentences5. Nouns and adjectives: gender, number, state6. Pronominal suffixes7. Prepositions8. Verbs. The perfect tense9. Nouns and adjectives with variable vowels10. Participles11. More nouns with variable vowels12. Miscellaneous and irregular nouns13. The imperfect tense14. The imperative and infinitive.15. The ethpe el16. The pa el and ethpa al17. The aph el and ettaph al. Other conjugations18. Objective pronominal suffixes, 1: attached to the perfect19. Objective pronominal suffixes, 2: attached to other forms of the verb20. Weak verbs. Pe-nun verbs21. Pe-alaph verbs22. Pe-yod verbs23. E-alaph verbs24. Hollow verbs25. Geminate verbs26. Lamad-yod verbs, 1: the pe al27. Lamad-yod verbs, 2: other conjugations28. Pronominal suffixes attached to lamad-yod verbs29. NumbersAppendicesA. Pronunciation of the bgdkpt lettersB. The estrangela script. Diacritical pointsC. East Syriac writing and phonologyD. DatesSyriac-English glossaryEnglish-Syriac glossary