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East Syriac

Section 6: Mardin, CCM 419, f. 4v (dated 1395)

Gewargis Warda and Khamis bar Qardahe


Mardin, Chaldean Cathedral, CCM 419, f. 4v-5r. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

This manuscript in general offers a very typical kind of East Syriac. It also shows both kinds of tāw : the form similar to the Estrangela-type (the more common here), and the triangular shaped tāw. Whether or not tāw is attached to the previous letter has no effect on the chosen shape. In addition, the ṭēt often has a sharp lower part, but with a preceding joined letter it sometimes appears with a round lower part, as in Serto.