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Ancient Syriac

Ancient Syriac was used in the Near East from around 400 BCE.

It is still used today, mostly as a liturgical language.

shown using Serto script:

[using Serto script]
shown using East Syriac (Nestorian) script:

[using East Syriac (Nestorian) script]
shown using Estrangelo script:

[using Estrangelo script]
shown using Estrangelo script with Western vowels:

[using Estrangelo script with Western vowels]
Latin alphabet transliteration (for reading):

[Latin alphabet transliteration]

Latin alphabet transcription (for writing):

[Latin alphabet transcription]

Syriac fonts in the Gallery of Unicode Fonts

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Ancient Syriac include Suryaya, Suryoyo, and Lishana Atiga

The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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