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1 posted on 10/01/2011 3:31:38 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Very interesting, thanks for posting this. I met a Turkish girl once, of Circassian and Laz ancestry, and her family still spoke Aramaic, so glad to see it’s even healthier than I thought.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 3:50:48 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: marshmallow

Aramaic is spoken by Iraqi Caldians as well.


8 posted on 10/01/2011 4:10:38 PM PDT by AgThorn (the people that work for a living are out voted by the people that vote for a living ....)
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To: marshmallow

Aramaic is spoken by Iraqi Caldians as well.


9 posted on 10/01/2011 4:10:38 PM PDT by AgThorn (the people that work for a living are out voted by the people that vote for a living ....)
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To: marshmallow

Time to say the kaddish!


10 posted on 10/01/2011 4:11:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marshmallow

Aramaic is a group of related languages like the Romance languages of Europe. One branch is still spoken as an everyday language. Another branch is the language of the Talmud and studied in thousands of Jewish religious schools around the world. The famous Jewish ‘Kaddish’ prayer is in Aramaic.


12 posted on 10/01/2011 4:18:22 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: marshmallow

Sure, Aramaic is getting a big boost lately. So is Catalan. A few years ago Serbo-Croatian was hot.
Let’s get real. Twenty years from now, Russian will be almost as dead as Latin and Gaelic and Greek — and Catalan and Serbo-Croatian.
Aramaic hasn’t a snowball’s chance.
I predict that in 50 years, you’d better know English, Chinese, Arabic, or Spanish (and how to shut up in your assigned language!) The rest will be in the ash bin.


14 posted on 10/01/2011 5:22:27 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: marshmallow

bfl


15 posted on 10/01/2011 6:07:42 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: marshmallow

Any yeshiva trained Jew can speak aramaic


17 posted on 10/01/2011 6:23:38 PM PDT by hecht ("Murray, use your coaster")
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To: marshmallow

bump.


21 posted on 10/01/2011 7:57:04 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: marshmallow; SunkenCiv

All I have to say is mene mene tekel upharsin. So there.


31 posted on 10/02/2011 8:03:01 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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