Re: [hugoye-list] A question about Syriac transcribing characteristics or methods
See an extract from my Syriac website below which suggests a way to transcribe Syriac.
I am not sure whether this is what you wanted, but it might be useful anyway...
Transcribing Syriac or other non-Roman languages using Roman letters
Even if you have set up your PC to read and write an oriental language like Pahlavi, Syriac or Malayalam, you may also wish to transcribe such oriental texts using a Roman font. It is sometimes useful to be able to write these oriental languages using a Roman transcription font. This approach has several advantages; It is sometimes easier to indicate the pronunciation of an oriental word using a transcribed text than it is in the original alphabet and secondly, transcriptions assist people to read your work, even if they do not know the oriental alphabet in question.
The 'Gentium basic' UNICODE font is useful to transcribe Syriac texts using Roman letters, because this font includes all the diacritics needed to transcribe Syriac words:
Here are the lower-case letters useful to transcribe Syriac texts taken from the 'Gentium basic' font:
The 22 ordinary lower-case Syriac letters: ’ b g d h w z ḥ ṭ y k l m n s ‘ p ṣ q r sh t
The lower-case spirant (softened) Syriac letters: v gh ḍ ḳ ph th
The most important Syriac vowels: a ā e ē ī ai o ō ū
The shewa (i.e. the very short e vowel) can also be written if needed: ĕ
The upper-case letters are also available in the same font:
The 22 ordinary upper-case Syriac letters: ’ B G D H W Z Ḥ Ṭ Y K L M N S ‘ P Ṣ Q R Sh T
The upper-case spirant (softened) Syriac letters: V Gh Ḍ Ḳ Ph Th
The most important Syriac vowels: A Ā E Ē Ī Ai O Ō Ū
The shewa (i.e. the very short e vowel) can also be written if needed: ĔOn 04/04/2013 19:00, said hayati wrote:
Does anyone knows any reference about Syriac transcribing characteristics or methods?
I would be grateful for any helps.
No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2013.0.2904 / Virus Database: 2641/6219 - Release Date: 04/01/13