The Assyrian alphabet, or Syriac alphabet, is a writing system used to write the Syriac language from the 1st century AD. It is a Semitic abjad (akin to the Arabic alphabet) that descends from the Aramaic alphabet. Assyrian is written from right to left. It is a cursive script where some, but not all, letters connect within a word. The alphabet consists of 22 letters, all of which are consonants. The vowel sounds are supplied either by the reader's memory or by optional diacritic marks.
Alphabet table[edit | edit source]
The Assyrian alphabet (which is in the Syriac script) consists of the following letters:
References[edit | edit source]
- "Syriac alphabet". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved June 16, 2012.