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Syro-Aramaic is the mother language

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Oct 23, 2018 at 15:16

Hi Motke,

Yes, in both Syriac and Hebrew Sheen (i'm using Arabic Abgad) becomes Arabic Seen and Syriac P becomes Arabic F and indeed the morphology of Syriac P is the same as Arabic F

Here Arabic ف or F and Syriac P ܦ

The Arabs plagiarized their alphabet from Syriac

>Watching that youtube video I couldn't help noticing the ح/خ and ش/س switches when moving between Syriac and Arabic. E.g., Syriac's حمش is Arabic's خمس.

Again Syriac sheen ܫ also in Hebrew שׁ becomes Arabic seen س in Arabic Think of the word sun in Hebrew and Syriac and compare it with Arabic Shams

And yes Syriac is very close to Hebrew in many ways but also close to Arabic in many other ways

>(In other words, Syriac uses the same consonants as in Hebrew (and there's also an 'e' vowel, in the same places).)

Very true Syriac consonants have much in common with Hebrew consonants for same words

>Do you happen to know the reason for these switches?

I will leave this to a linguist There is another very interesting phenomenon It is very common for Arabs to use metathesis or reversing of letters. Example: Emmanuel

Here is the word in Syriac ܥܡܢܘܝܠ where Syriac 'Amn or "with" undergoes metathesis in Arabic and becomes مع and now the name Emmanuel has no meaning in Arabic

>(I also know of the ع/غ switch, in Hebrew <-> Arabic (e.g., Arabic's مغارة is Hebrew's معرة), but I don't know if it exists in Syrian <-> Arabic as well.)

Cave in Syriac is ܡܥܰܪܬܳܐ or Ma'rta same as Hebrew and notice that there is no Ta marbouta in Syriac and Arabs use a Ta marbouta instead of a Syriac T more so if the word is feminine which al-Maghara is

I hope I helped

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