Aramaic Alphabet

A quick introduction to the Aramaic alphabet and writing system. Since it’s almost identical to Biblical Hebrew, there’s no need to say very much.

Consonants

The Aramaic consonants and vowels are the same as those of Hebrew.

א ב ג ד ה ו ז ח ט י כ ל מ נ ס ע פ צ ק ר שׂ שׁ ת

They’re pronounced the same and have the same issues relating to them.

There are still six begadkephat letters: ב ג ד כ פ ת.

There are still five finals: ךְ ם ן ף ץ, but no medials (unlike Arabic).

Vowels

The vowels are the same too.

בַּ בָּ בֶּ בֵּ בִּ בֹּ בֻּ

בִּי בּוֹ בּוּ

Shewa and composite shewa also work the same way:

אְ אֲ אֱ אֳ

Tomorrow…syllabification!!

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