Sunday, November 11, 2012

malka vs melka-same writing different meaning


In the Syriac script  a dot is positioned over or under the letter to mark a vowel.If you do not use such a dot sometimes ambiguities arise .Such is the case of the words malka-king and melka-advise.They are written  exactly the same way but pronounced different.The only way to differentiate between them is by using a dot to mark the different vowels.

mlk' or malka or melka
king or advise
malka
king
melka
advise


Read also vowels in Aramaic.

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