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2013-01-25 01:42:48 PM  
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No way. The gemarah is in aramaic and hundreds of thousands of people study it. How is that extinct?
2013-01-25 02:10:23 PM  
2 votes:

groppet: They have recordings of it from that torture porn Passion of the Christ

Ugh. The Aramaic spoken in that snuff film is about as representative of Aramaic as the "Kazakh" Borat speaks.

To cite two examples - there is no Aramaic word for "crucifixion" (I don't remember what word they used or what it translates to); and the "hey" and "chet" are two different letters with two different pronunciations ("H" and "*phlegm*", respectively).

// learned Aramaic in HS
// the language of the Talmud, probably a million+ people "speak" it
// Aramaic is a mutant hybrid of Hebrew and Arabic (with some Greek thrown in for funsies)
2013-01-25 03:43:49 PM  
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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)

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and the actual Talmud
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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 01:45:49 PM  
1 vote:

The Irresponsible Captain: Let's throw Esperanto down the hole with it.

Vi fermis viajn putino buŝo!
2013-01-25 01:43:44 PM  
1 vote:
There's an inscription in the Cave of Caer Bannorg that talks about the Castle Arrrrrrrgh.

/I believe it was a dictation
2013-01-25 01:40:34 PM  
1 vote:
They have recordings of it from that torture porn Passion of the Christ
2013-01-25 01:36:06 PM  
1 vote:
Jesus was American and sure wound't speak no furrin tongue.
2013-01-25 01:07:46 PM  
1 vote:
Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ, is in danger of becoming extinct; scholars work to resurrect it

They've got three days.
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