|From:||Dr. Peter E. Tarlow <tourism@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 8, 2007, 13:03|
You are correct regarding Aramaic. I was thinking about it as a daily
language and considering the Talmudic variety which I read (with
difficulty). Bottom line is that you are correct. Thanks
>Peter, Great to have you with us!
>BTW, there are still Aramaic speakers, not of Classical Aramaic, but
>descended dialects spoken by ca. 200 000 speakers, mostly Jews an
>Christians, in remote mountainous areas of the middle east, near Damaskus,
>in eastern Turkey an near Lake Urmia. Several very distinct dialects and the
>dialects of Jews and Christians are quite different, even if spoken in
>relative geographical proximity.
Dr. Peter Tarlow
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Telephone: +1 (979) 764-8402.