Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Nestorian Syriac script (Madnkhaya)

The eastern Syriac script is called Madnkhaya or Nestorian after Nestorus-founder of the Eastern Syriac Church.It was used in the eastern Syriac Church in Persia and it started developing after the split of the Syriac Church which resulted not only to two different Churches,but to the developed of different scripts as well.

The Nestorian script came from the Estrangela and it is very similar to it with minor differences.Though an innnovation was introduced-dots above or below the letters to mark vowels.In the Estrangela vowel signs are not used at all.

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