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2013-01-25 02:49:34 PM

bratface: "Race to save the language of Jesus: Aramaic in danger of becoming extinct as number of speakers of ancient tongue plummets

Aramaic, which is related to both Hebrew and Arabic and was probably spoken by Jesus (pictured), is threatened with extinction - but efforts are being made to record it."


That's silly. Jesus spoke American.
 
2013-01-25 02:50:59 PM

tlars699: Maybe if some country hadn't exterminated most Armenians, there would be more people to speak Aramaic.

/Istanbul
//Not Constantinople
///amidoinitrite?


Thats been a long time gone ;)
 
2013-01-25 03:26:15 PM

Mugato: There are probably more people fluent in Klingon than the language of our Lord


Whose lord?
 
2013-01-25 03:34:45 PM
This is the one thing that REALLY bothers me about Christianity. They tend to act like using Latin is the correct way to speak religiously when Christ spoke Aramaic and it was also the test of most holy texts the Holy Bible is derived from. If they wanted to be proper, they'd speak in Aramaic, not Latin.
 
2013-01-25 03:37:22 PM

Mutiny32: This is the one thing that REALLY bothers me about Christianity. They tend to act like using Latin is the correct way to speak religiously when Christ spoke Aramaic and it was also the test of most holy texts the Holy Bible is derived from. If they wanted to be proper, they'd speak in Aramaic, not Latin.


Either way it's some made up bullshiat.
 
2013-01-25 03:43:49 PM
Aramaic is the language of the Talmud, studied by Orthodox Jews around the world, The Talmud is written in one of two dialects, Babylonian dialect and the Jerusalem dialect, both similar but imagine American English and Australian English, there are differences. And there were about 15 or 16 different dialects. I can read and write Aramaic due to my Orthodox education, I studied in Yeshiva and can read and write in Aramaic. In fact modern Hebrew script was originally called Ktav Arami (Aramaic Script) because it was a hybrid between ancient Hebrew and Aramic script

Pictures of People reading, writing and using Aramaic

Hint, it at rabbinical schools (one is in the US and the other in Israel in the pics below)

uploads.static.vosizneias.com
www.theyeshivaworld.com

and the actual Talmud
upload.wikimedia.org

So if they want to revive it, just get some Orthodox rabbis, they all know it becuase the exam to become an Orthodox rabbi requires certain Talmudic knowledge which requires fluency in reading and writing Aramaic (some orthodox religious publications still publish in Aramaic)
 
2013-01-25 03:47:09 PM

EsteeFlwrPot: No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?


Have friends that are Rabbis; there's nothing quite like sitting around while they tell jokes in Aramaic....
 
2013-01-25 03:52:32 PM

Mutiny32: This is the one thing that REALLY bothers me about Christianity. They tend to act like using Latin is the correct way to speak religiously when Christ spoke Aramaic and it was also the test of most holy texts the Holy Bible is derived from. If they wanted to be proper, they'd speak in Aramaic, not Latin.


This seems like the best answer to your question. It doesn't really address the Latin question you have. Latin was spoken primarily by Roman citizens and few others. The lingua franca of the time was Greek as the middle east was entirely Hellenized following the Macedonian conquests and the Ptolemaic dynasties that sprang from them.
 
2013-01-25 04:13:14 PM
I tried to learn Aramaic once but Berlitz sent the wrong tapes, and I ended up being infected by an ancient Sumerian neurolinguistic virus instead. WTF MU NA SHEB LAM TEH NA
 
2013-01-25 04:14:44 PM

George Babbitt: The lingua franca of the time was Greek as the middle east was entirely Hellenized following the Macedonian conquests and the Ptolemaic dynasties that sprang from them.


Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!
 
2013-01-25 04:30:17 PM
Gentlemen, we can rebuild the language. We have the technology.
 
2013-01-25 04:32:06 PM
Easy solution:

Make a sci-fi show that achieves cult status, and make the [insert "cool warrior alien race" here] language the same as Aramaic.
 
2013-01-25 04:32:44 PM

phlegmmo: George Babbitt: The lingua franca of the time was Greek as the middle east was entirely Hellenized following the Macedonian conquests and the Ptolemaic dynasties that sprang from them.

Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!


At Tanagra no less!
 
2013-01-25 04:35:25 PM
Everyone knows Jesus spoke american! not the Jesus you get at the Home Depot the first Jesus!
 
2013-01-25 04:51:26 PM

phlegmmo: George Babbitt: The lingua franca of the time was Greek as the middle east was entirely Hellenized following the Macedonian conquests and the Ptolemaic dynasties that sprang from them.

Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!


images.bluegartr.com
 
2013-01-25 05:07:43 PM
HailRobonia: Easy solution:

Make a sci-fi show that achieves cult status, and make the [insert "cool warrior alien race" here] language the same as Aramaic.


Agrees
media.longnow.org
 
2013-01-25 05:08:34 PM
Romanes eunt domum
 
2013-01-25 05:34:39 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Lionel Mandrake: Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ, is in danger of becoming extinct; scholars work to resurrect it

They've got three days.

But how long, actually, is three days?

I mean The Lord's creation took 7 days yet some say that is a misinterpretation and it's actually billions of years.

I'm confused. Someone please tell me how to think.


Get hold of the original texts, make damn sure you can tell which letters are actually written and which are simply scratches.

Genesis clearly explains that it's billions of years, that there are multiple galaxies and any "center" of the universe depends upon your viewpoint.
It then goes on to talk about quantum physics, antibiotics and a balanced and fair sociopolitical system that would make poverty and war obsolete.

The difference is simply due to mistranslation.

//got nothin'
 
2013-01-25 05:49:12 PM
I'm surprised God didn't see this coming.
 
2013-01-25 06:01:45 PM
What does God need with a starship? Umm... I mean a dead language.
 
2013-01-25 06:12:37 PM

ukexpat: Romanes eunt domum


Be done in a minute, just gotta do this one thing real quick...
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-25 06:27:25 PM
Am I in before Eric Cartman?
 
2013-01-25 06:29:07 PM

FloydA: PluckYew: Do we really need to save a 'dead' language? Why aren't we working on trying to unite people under a common language?

You and I both know that the common human language will end up being LOL cat speak.



For those of you not fluent in LOLCat here is this handy translator
 
2013-01-25 06:43:57 PM
O. M. G. It's G.
 
2013-01-25 07:45:46 PM

Super Chronic: FloydA: Lionel Mandrake: Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ, is in danger of becoming extinct; scholars work to resurrect it

They've got three days.

You expect a guy to just hang around for that long?

You guys have nailed it.


All these puns are making me a little cross
 
2013-01-25 07:58:12 PM

ArkAngel: Super Chronic: FloydA: Lionel Mandrake: Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ, is in danger of becoming extinct; scholars work to resurrect it

They've got three days.

You expect a guy to just hang around for that long?

You guys have nailed it.

All these puns are making me a little cross


Guess you'll just have to rise above it.
 
2013-01-25 08:52:07 PM
Jesus' "rock upon which I will build my church" pun is rather a giveaway he was speaking Greek at the time.
 
2013-01-25 10:41:56 PM

EsteeFlwrPot: No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?


The same way that the Latin of the Aeneid is extinct.

No one says "Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mei rabah" conversationally. It's a rote formula that people sing.
 
2013-01-25 11:56:20 PM

indylaw: EsteeFlwrPot: No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?

The same way that the Latin of the Aeneid is extinct.

No one says "Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mei rabah" conversationally. It's a rote formula that people sing gargle.


FTFY
 
2013-01-26 05:09:58 PM
So Jesus comes back to earth but he has no money, and nobody offers him a room.

So at nightfall, he walks into a hotel, puts 3 nails on the counter, and says, "Can you put me up for the night?"
 
2013-01-26 08:34:30 PM

Gough: EsteeFlwrPot: No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?

Have friends that are Rabbis; there's nothing quite like sitting around while they tell jokes in Aramaic....


Never once in my life have I heard a rabbi tell a joke in aramaic..

indylaw: EsteeFlwrPot: No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?

The same way that the Latin of the Aeneid is extinct.

No one says "Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mei rabah" conversationally. It's a rote formula that people sing.


That's not hebrew? What language have I been saying amen to all this time? lol
 
2013-01-26 08:46:14 PM

EsteeFlwrPot: Gough: EsteeFlwrPot: No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?

Have friends that are Rabbis; there's nothing quite like sitting around while they tell jokes in Aramaic....

Never once in my life have I heard a rabbi tell a joke in aramaic..

indylaw: EsteeFlwrPot: No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?

The same way that the Latin of the Aeneid is extinct.

No one says "Yitgadal v'yitkadash sh'mei rabah" conversationally. It's a rote formula that people sing.

That's not hebrew? What language have I been saying amen to all this time? lol


Wait if kaddish is aramaic and I know what it means, does that mean I know a little aramaic?
 
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