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Syriac: Melkite

Section 4: Diyarbakir, DIYR 62, f. 42r (dated 1535)

Menaion

 

Diyarbakir, Meryem Ana Syriac Orthodox Church, DIYR 62, f. 42r. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

   

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • like Serto
gāmal
  • as in Estrangela
dālat / rēš
  • like East Syriac shape, i.e., the letter has a baseline
  • of the Serto shape
wāw
  • completely round, as in Serto
kāp
  • in final form, like the East Syriac shape (similar to Estrangela, but with the top left segment curving back to the right), and with the descender pointing leftward
mim
  • of the angled, square shape, as in Estrangela, usually closed
qop
  • angled, not round
tāw
  • a shape also known in East Syriac: a form similar to Estrangela, but with a thick line instead of an open loop on the left
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • like Serto
gāmal
  • as in Estrangela
dālat / rēš
  • like East Syriac shape, i.e., the letter has a baseline
  • of the Serto shape
wāw
  • completely round, as in Serto
kāp
  • in final form, like the East Syriac shape (similar to Estrangela, but with the top left segment curving back to the right), and with the descender pointing leftward
mim
  • of the angled, square shape, as in Estrangela, usually closed
qop
  • angled, not round
tāw
  • a shape also known in East Syriac: a form similar to Estrangela, but with a thick line instead of an open loop on the left