Syriac for Beginners
- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4
- Taught in:
- Full Year
After introducing the scripts of Syriac, the main thrust of the lectures will be to acquaint students with the essentials of grammar.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
Mastery of all tools needed for tackling Syriac texts. Experience of reading moderately difficult Syriac texts. Outcome: a level of Syriac sufficient to start reading difficult texts.
Method of assessment
Four short exercises which are 25% each (100%)
- W. Robinson, Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar, Oxford (1923).
- W. Thackston, Introduction to Syriac. An Elementary Grammar with Readings in Syriac, Harvard (1992).