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Old 12-26-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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as I was looking at the differences between Syriac and Aramaic. Interestingly, Syriac is in some instances the same thing.

It is a Semitic language with triliteral roots, but it has tense, which most Semitic languages do not, and a verb conjunctive, standard state, intensive state and extensive state. The script is Arabic related and was highly spoken until the eighth century when Arabic supplanted it.

So I find a language subgroup which I've never even heard of, it's in the Afro-Asiatic languages, called the Omotic languages, mostly in Ethiopia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omotic_languages
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as I was looking at the differences between Syriac and Aramaic. Interestingly, Syriac is in some instances the same thing.

It is a Semitic language with triliteral roots, but it has tense, which most Semitic languages do not, and a verb conjunctive, standard state, intensive state and extensive state. The script is Arabic related and was highly spoken until the eighth century when Arabic supplanted it.

So I find a language subgroup which I've never even heard of, it's in the Afro-Asiatic languages, called the Omotic languages, mostly in Ethiopia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omotic_languages
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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I'm not sensitive about it, but wanted to highlight another thread worth mocking for you. By this stage in my life, I'm quite comfortable being mocked and might not know what to do if I weren't mocked. Something would have to be wrong.

I mean, I'm Mormon, I'm a lawyer, I wear spandex even though I'm not a porn star, I find women frustrating yet can't live without them. I like things which have no bearing upon my soul.

I find the documents from the Church at Antioch fascinating as they contributed to the Textus Receptus. Linguistically, Aramaic appears to be a bridge between the scholarly languages of Greek and Latin and the people's languages of Hebrew and Arabic. Overly simplistic, but fascinating nonetheless.
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