Saturday, April 28, 2012

the Serto alphabet

Serto is one of the Syriac scripts for Aramaic used to write west Syriac.It's name comes from the word serta (ܣܪܛܐ) which means line.It was a simpler form of the Estrangela script.




Serṭā Transliteration IPA
Syriac Serta alap.svg ʾ [ʔ]
or silent
Syriac Serta bet.svg hard: b
soft: ḇ (also bh, v)
hard: [b]
soft: [v] or [w]
Syriac Serta gamal.svg hard: g
soft: ḡ (also gh, ġ)
hard: [ɡ]
soft: [ɣ]
Syriac Serta dalat.svg hard: d
soft: ḏ (also dh, ð)
hard: [d]
soft: [ð]
Syriac Serta he.svg h [h]
Syriac Serta waw.svg consonant: w
mater lectionis: ū or ō
(also u or o)
consonant: [w]
mater lectionis: [u] or [o]
Syriac Serta zayn.svg z [z]
Syriac Serta het.svg [ħ], [x], or [χ]
Syriac Serta tet.svg [tˤ]
Syriac Serta yod.svg consonant: y
mater lectionis: ī (also i)
consonant: [j]
mater lectionis: [i] or [e]
Syriac Serta kap.svg hard: k
soft: ḵ (also kh, x)
hard: [k]
soft: [x]
Syriac Serta lamad.svg l [l]
Syriac Serta mim.svg m [m]
Syriac Serta nun.svg n [n]
Syriac Serta semkat.svg s [s]
Syriac Serta 'e.svg ʿ [ʕ]
Syriac Serta pe.svg hard: p
soft: ᵽ (also ph, f)
hard: [p]
soft: [f]
Syriac Serta sade.svg [sˤ]
Syriac Serta qop.svg q [q]
Syriac Serta res.svg r [r]
Syriac Serta sin.svg š (also sh) [ʃ]
Syriac Serta taw.svg hard: t
soft: ṯ (also th, θ)
hard: [t]
soft: [θ]



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