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Aramaic

Postby Yaziq » Sat 16 Feb 2013 7:04 pm

As an everyday language, Aramaic is now safe only in one place: the Christian village of Maaloula, in the hills outside Damascus, where elders still teach it to their children. Aramaic was the common tougue of the MIddle East when the Middle East was the crossroads of the world. People used it from Egypt and the Holy Land to India and China.
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Re: Aramaic

Postby linguoboy » Sat 16 Feb 2013 9:21 pm

Yaziq wrote:As an everyday language, Aramaic is now safe only in one place: the Christian village of Maaloula, in the hills outside Damascus, where elders still teach it to their children.

For some odd definition of "safe" that includes regions engulfed in sectarian civil strife.
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Re: Aramaic

Postby telal » Thu 21 Mar 2013 8:14 pm

linguoboy wrote:
Yaziq wrote:As an everyday language, Aramaic is now safe only in one place: the Christian village of Maaloula, in the hills outside Damascus, where elders still teach it to their children.

For some odd definition of "safe" that includes regions engulfed in sectarian civil strife.

i'd say full blown war, but yeah
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