Rakkalrast (talk) 15:45, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
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Aramaic vs. Classical Syriac
Hi. Why did you do this? We treat Classical Syriac as separate from Aramaic. See WT:LANGTREAT. If you think Arabic was borrowed from an Aramaic dialect other than Classical Syriac, then the Syriac script should be changed as well. --Vahag (talk) 19:03, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
- Hey, yeah I am a bit unsure about the difference between Syriac and Aramaic. I'll change it back. Rakkalrast (talk) 19:19, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
- Classical Syriac is one of many Aramaic dialects. It was spoken over certain periods of time in certain geographical areas. Armenian has borrowed many words from it, as Christianity was initially introduced into Armenia from Edessa, the cradle of Classical Syriac. Much earlier Armenian had also borrowed several commerce-related terms from Imperial Aramaic. The distinction is useful.
- I do not know if those Arabic words are borrowed specifically from the Classical Syriac dialect. What do your sources say? If they simply say "from Aramaic" without elaborating, we can write here "an Aramaic borrowing; compare Classical Syriac foo". My problem is with using the code arc with the Syriac script. --Vahag (talk) 20:47, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Lishana Deni šāta
You added Lishana Deni שאנא (šāta) to the list of descendants of Proto-Semitic *šan-, but there is not way that šāta can be spelled שאנא. Where did you get this information? Are you sure it isn't spelled שתא or שאתא? --WikiTiki89 15:25, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
you are correct it should be שאתא, thanks for noticing the mistake. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Ygzh_tRZ7NMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=neo-aramaic&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QeHLU4_yIrHn7AaSjIGgBw&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false page 293 Rakkalrast (talk) 15:39, 20 July 2014 (UTC)