Syriac love poem

ܨܘܪܬܟ ܠܡܪܐܐ

ܡܘܫܚܬܐܠܗ ܒܫ ܫܦܝܪܬܐ

ܒܣ, ܩܠܠܐ ܒܕ ܐܙܠܐ,

ܡܕ ܐܝܠܐ "ܟܪܚܡܢܟ" ܚܪܝܬܐ!

Translated into Syriac by Danny

A romanization of my poem

ṣwrtk lmrʾʾ

Mwshḥtʾlh bsh shpyrtʾ

Bs, qllʾ bd ʾzlʾ,

Md ʾylʾ "krḥmnk" ḥrytʾ!

ܡܘܫܚܬܐܠܗ ܒܫ ܫܦܝܪܬܐ ܨܘܪܬܟ ܠܡܪܐܐ ܒܣ, ܩܠܠܐ ܒܕ ܐܙܠܐ, ܡܕ ܐܝܠܐ ܟܪܚܡܢܟ ܚܪܝܬܐ!

Original version
Poem the mirror

Syriac language

The love poem in its Syriac version (ܣܘܪܝܝܐ), a language which count 3 million speakers, this translation come from northern Iraq. This Semitic language of the Middle East is a variant of Edessa's aramaic, developed with Christianity in the 2nd century. There are a few dialects for syriac language. Owing to Edessa position as a center of christianity, the bible was translated into syriac, a large corpus of christian syriac writings apparead, and syriac became widely used as a literary and liturgical language. The earliest know text in the syriac script is dated to the 1 century. The syriac system being descended from aramaic, is consonantal, but developed various means for marking vowels.

Many Syriac dialects continued to be used until the 11th century, and today there are two forms: a classical literary form (east and west), and the vernacular itself composed of several dialects. After being the language of Syriacs, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Christians of Kerala, it remains an important liturgical language.

We find the first inscriptions, at the beginning of our era, and probably the first manuscript, all languages ​​combined around 410. From the beginning, the Syriac literature in Mesopotamia, has been quite rich, whether pagan, Christian or Jewish. The golden age of this literature is between the 5th and the 9th century, with more than 70 known or unknown authors, dealing with mathematics, medicine, philosophy, literature, theology, etc.

After the Arab conquests, it is Syriac that will disseminate Greek science, to the Arab world, and later to Europe via Spain. 3 scripts are used for Syriac: the first called estrangelo, dates from the 5th century, then two scripts derived from it, will be used respectively for writing, East and West Syriac. The Mongol script, of Genghis Khan era, is derived from that of Syriac.

The Syriacs

Originally Syriac designate the populations originating from Mesopotamia, who live in the East, and have become Christians.
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