Writing systems similar to or like Syriac alphabet

Writing system primarily used to write the Syriac language since the 1st century AD. Wikipedia

  • Hebrew alphabet

    Abjad script used in the writing of the Hebrew language. Also used in the writing of other Jewish languages, most notably Yiddish, Judaeo-Spanish, Judeo-Arabic, and Judeo-Persian. Wikipedia

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  • Greek alphabet

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  • Arabic alphabet

    Arabic script as it is codified for writing Arabic. Written from right to left in a cursive style and includes 28 letters. Wikipedia

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  • Sogdian alphabet

    Originally used for the Sogdian language, a language in the Iranian family used by the people of Sogdia. Derived from Syriac, a descendant script of the Aramaic alphabet. Wikipedia

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  • Georgian scripts

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  • Arabi Malayalam

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  • Mongolian script

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  • Samaritan alphabet

    Used by the Samaritans for religious writings, including the Samaritan Pentateuch, writings in Samaritan Hebrew, and for commentaries and translations in Samaritan Aramaic and occasionally Arabic. Direct descendant of the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet, which was a variety of the Phoenician alphabet in which large parts of the Hebrew Bible were originally penned. Wikipedia

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    Writing system used for various alphabets across Eurasia and is used as the national script in various Slavic-, Turkic- and Persian-speaking countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Northern Asia. In the 9th century AD the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon I the Great, following the cultural and political course of his father Boris I, commissioned a new Bulgarian script, the Early Cyrillic alphabet, to be made at the Preslav Literary School in the First Bulgarian Empire which would replace the Glagolitic script, produced earlier by Saints Cyril and Methodius and the same disciples that created the new Slavic script in Bulgaria. Wikipedia

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  • Palmyrene alphabet

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  • Bengali alphabet

    Writing system, originating in the Indian subcontinent, for the Bengali language and is the fifth most widely used writing system in the world. Used for other languages like Bishnupriya Manipuri and has historically been used to write Sanskrit within Bengal. Wikipedia

  • Pahlavi scripts

    Particular, exclusively written form of various Middle Iranian languages. The essential characteristics of Pahlavi are Wikipedia

  • Hieratic

    Cursive writing system used for Ancient Egyptian, and the principal script used to write that language from its development in the 33rd century BCE until the rise of Demotic in the mid 1st millennium BCE. Primarily written in ink with a reed pen on papyrus. Wikipedia

  • Writing system used in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Used to write the Malayalam language. Wikipedia

  • Malayalam script

    Brahmic script used commonly to write the Malayalam language, which is the principal language of Kerala, India, spoken by 35 million people in the world. Also widely used for writing Sanskrit texts in Kerala. Wikipedia

  • Sinhala script

    Writing system used by the Sinhalese people and most Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka and elsewhere to write the Sinhala language, as well as the liturgical languages, Pali and Sanskrit. Descendant of the ancient Indian Brahmi script and closely related to the South Indian Kadamba alphabet. Wikipedia

  • One of the suyat writing systems of the Philippines used by the Tagbanwa people as their ethnic writing system and script. The Tagbanwa languages (Aborlan, Calamian and Central), which are Austronesian languages with about 25,000 total speakers in the central and northern regions of Palawan, are dying out as the younger generations of Tagbanwa are learning and using non-traditional languages, such as Cuyonon and Tagalog, thus becoming less knowledgeable of their own indigenous cultural heritage. Wikipedia


Sentences forSyriac alphabet

  • The Syriac language also emerged in Assyria during the 5th century BC, and during the Christian era, Syriac literature and Syriac script were to become hugely influential.Assyria-Wikipedia
  • The other main writing system used for Aramaic was developed by Christian communities: a cursive form known as the Syriac alphabet.Aramaic-Wikipedia
  • The most important of these is the so-called square Hebrew block script, followed by Palmyrene, Nabataean, and the much later Syriac script.Palaeography-Wikipedia
  • The Syriac alphabet, precursor to the Arabic alphabet, also developed vowel pointing systems around this time.Hebrew language-Wikipedia
  • In addition, the Neo-Aramaic languages use the Syriac script.Iraq-Wikipedia
  • All are classified as Neo-Aramaic languages and are written using Syriac script, a derivative of the ancient Aramaic script.Assyrian people-Wikipedia
  • The Aramaic alphabet was widely adopted for other languages and is ancestral to the Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic alphabets.Aramaic-Wikipedia
  • Later still, vowel marks and the were introduced, beginning some time in the latter half of the 7th century, preceding the first invention of Syriac and Hebrew vocalization.Arabic alphabet-Wikipedia
  • It was in 5th century BC Assyria that the Syriac language and Syriac script evolved.Assyria-Wikipedia
  • It was written in a rounded script, which later gave way to cursive Estrangela.Aramaic-Wikipedia
  • The dialects of Old Western Aramaic continued with Jewish Middle Palestinian (in Hebrew "square script"), Samaritan Aramaic (in the old Hebrew script) and Christian Palestinian (in cursive Syriac script).Aramaic-Wikipedia
  • A Nestorian Peshitta Gospel book written in Estrangela, from the 13th century, currently resided at the State Library of Berlin.Assyrian Church of the East-Wikipedia
  • Malankara Nazranies also had evolved a script (Karshoni) to write Malayalam after making certain changes in East Syriac script, even though ‘Vattezhuthe’, an early form of Malayalam was in vogue.Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church-Wikipedia
  • The Arabic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Syriac alphabet, and other abjads of the Middle East are developments of the Aramaic alphabet.Alphabet-Wikipedia
  • Vowelless alphabets are called abjads, currently exemplified in scripts including Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac.Alphabet-Wikipedia
  • Manichaean texts were written in a script closely akin to the Syriac script.Iranian languages-Wikipedia
  • The Syriac alphabet is the derived form of Aramaic used in the early Christian period.Phoenician alphabet-Wikipedia
  • Christianity has a presence in Iraq dating to the first century, and Syriac Christianity, the Syriac language and Syriac alphabet evolved in Assyria in northern Iraq.Arab Christians-Wikipedia
  • It later split off (due to political divisions) into a number of related alphabets, including Hebrew, Syriac, and Nabataean, the latter of which, in its cursive form, became an ancestor of the Arabic alphabet.Phoenician alphabet-Wikipedia
  • In the Arabic, Syriac, Latin, and Cyrillic alphabets, many or all letters in a word are connected (while other must not), sometimes making a word one single complex stroke.Cursive-Wikipedia
  • Aramaic (Arāmāyā; Old Aramaic:𐤀𐤓𐤌𐤉𐤀; Imperial Aramaic: 𐡀𐡓𐡌𐡉𐡀; square script אַרָמָיָא, Classical Syriac: ܐܪܡܝܐ) is a language or group of languages belonging to the Semitic subfamily of the Afroasiatic language family.Aramaic-Wikipedia
  • Among them are the Ugaritic, Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic, and South Arabian alphabets.Semitic languages-Wikipedia
  • The Phoenician letter names, in which each letter was associated with a word that begins with that sound (acrophony), continue to be used to varying degrees in Samaritan, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrew, Greek and Arabic.Alphabet-Wikipedia
  • Texts in Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac and Pahlavi have so far represented only a small percentage of the total.Oxyrhynchus Papyri-Wikipedia
  • An illustrated 13th-century Nestorian Peshitta Gospel book written in Estrangela from northern Mesopotamia or Tur Abdin, currently in the State Library of Berlin, proves that in the 13th century the Church of the East was not yet aniconic.Church of the East-Wikipedia
  • In Iranian-language texts of the Sasanian era, it is spelled as tyspwn, which can be read as Tīsfōn, Tēsifōn, etc. in Manichaean Parthian 𐫤𐫏𐫘𐫛𐫇𐫗, in Middle Persian 𐭲𐭩𐭮𐭯𐭥𐭭 and in Christian Sogdian (in Syriac alphabet) languages.Ctesiphon-Wikipedia
  • Sogdian was written largely in three scripts: the Sogdian alphabet, the Syriac alphabet, and the Manichaean alphabet, each derived from the Aramaic alphabet, which had been widely used in both the Achaemenid and Parthian empires of ancient Iran.Sogdia-Wikipedia
  • Between the 1st and 4th centuries AD, the Arameans began to adopt Christianity in place of the polytheist Aramean religion, and the Levant became an important centre of Syriac Christianity, along with Assyria to the east from where the Syriac language and Syriac script emerged.Arameans-Wikipedia
  • Between the 1st and 4th centuries AD, the Arameans began to adopt Christianity in place of the polytheist Aramean religion, and the Levant became an important centre of Syriac Christianity, along with Assyria to the east from where the Syriac language and Syriac script emerged.Arameans-Wikipedia
  • This manuscript, Matenadaran No. 7117, first published by Ilia Abuladze in 1937 is a language manual, presenting different alphabets for comparison – Armenian alphabet, Greek, Latin, Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, and Caucasian Albanian among them.Caucasian Albania-Wikipedia

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