Syriac for Beginners
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- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of the course a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Mastery of all tools needed for tackling Syriac texts, i.e. looking up roots, parsing words, philological analysis.
- Experience of reading moderately difficult Syriac texts.
- Able to translate moderately difficult Syriac texts (into English).
Two hours lecture; one hour seminar per week
Scope and syllabus
The course will provide a training in:
- Syriac palaeography.
- Syriac grammar
- Syriac semantics
- Use of reference tools: e.g. advanced Syriac dictionaries to develop philological skills