I have been trying to study Aramaic recently (in any of its forms), and have found that there is a HUGE lack of resources for it. I have already checked Memrise and found about 1 or 2 Biblical Aramaic courses, which I have already taken, but they are very short and don't provide much material. If anyone has or knows of any Biblical Aramaic, Neo-Aramaic, Syriac, or Assyrian courses, websites, videos, or materials, please post them here.
Thanks so much!
P.S- If you want to learn Aramaic as well, please comment why! And if you are a native speaker, please comment in your beautiful language!
I have gathered a team of native Assyrian speakers recently, and we're working on creating an Assyrian course on Memrise. (Although I'm not a native speaker) I'm acting as a "guide" for them and we're working to create the course.... The course is not published yet as we aren't finished, but once we have the first few lessons complete, I can send you the link to it if you would like.
That would be awesome! Please do, I am looking forward to it. Will the course be using the Hebrew or Syriac alphabet?
The course uses the Syriac eastern font, which looks like this:
This is the script used by most ethnic Assyrians world wide.
Will the course be teaching this font? Because I know the Hebrew Aleph Bet, but not the Syriac alphabet.
Well, the modern Assyrians do not use the Hebrew Alaph Bet... the only reason as to why some courses on memrise that say Syriac use it is because at one point, it was much easier for the creators to use it as they didn't know that there's actually an Assyrian keyboard layout... but there is, and it doesn't take long to install it and set it up.
However I think you should still use it because once you know the Hebrew Alaph Bet, it will be pretty easy to learn the Syriac alaph bet (keep in mind that pronunciation of the letters differs as well)....
Ok, I understand. Do you know of any resources for learning it?
not very far because most people had things to do and could no longer work on the course :(
Not sure if this is what you were looking for, but they're free :)
Good luck with your studies!
This probably doesn't help, but there are older scanned textbooks in Latin and several others, and on archive.org and more, and a few scanned textbooks in Russian here, one of which is available for sale, if that helps any (about $11 + s/h).
There's a textbook in English of Biblical Aramaic by van Pelt, which costs about $35.