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Syriac alphabet: Quiz


Question 1: It is one of the Semitic ________ directly descending from the Proto-Canaanite alphabet and shares similarities with the Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Arabic alphabets.
Ge'ez scriptAbjadSyriac alphabetGreek alphabet

Question 2: In some older ________ and inscriptions it is possible for any letter to join to the left, and older Aramaic letter forms (especially of Ḥeth and the lunate Mem) are found.
Manuscript cultureBookManuscriptPapyrus

Question 3: The Nabataean alphabet (which gave rise to the ________) was based on this form of Syriac handwriting.
Syriac alphabetArabic alphabetArabic languageHebrew alphabet

Question 4: When Arabic began to be the dominant spoken language in the ________, texts were often written in Arabic with the Syriac script.
NeolithicWestern AsiaFertile CrescentIraq

Question 5: The Syriac ________ range is U+0700 ...
UTF-8Han unificationUniversal Character SetUnicode

Question 6: The Syriac alphabet is a writing system primarily used to write the Syriac language from around the ________.
4th century BC2nd century BC1st century BC3rd century BC

Question 7: The letters Bēṯ, Gāmal, Dālaṯ, Kāp̄, , and Taw, all plosives ('hard'), are able to be spirantized into ________ ('soft').
Flap consonantFricative consonantConsonantApproximant consonant

Question 8: It is a ________ script where some, but not all, letters connect within a word.
Latin alphabetCalligraphyCursivePenmanship

Question 9: ’Ālaph (ܐ), the first letter, represents a ________, but it can also indicate a vowel at the beginning or the end of a word.
Glottal stopVoiceless glottal fricativePalatal approximantVelar nasal

Question 10: In modern usage, some alterations can be made to represent ________ not present in classical orthography.
English orthographyInternational Phonetic AlphabetPhonologyPhoneme


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