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Syriac: Melkite

Section 5: Diyarbakir, DIYR 83, f. 35v (dated 1540)

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Diyarbakir, Meryem Ana Syriac Orthodox Church, DIYR 83, f. 35v. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

   

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • generally the line type, but at line-end the Estrangela type may occur
dālat / rēš
  • of the East Syriac type
hē-wāw
  • ligature seen in MHAY 1 is also present here, e.g. line 10 (bis) and the last line.
zayn
  • hanging below the line
mim
  • angular, not round
šin
  • a pronounced triangular shape
tāw
  • of the closed-loop Estrangela type
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • generally the line type, but at line-end the Estrangela type may occur
dālat / rēš
  • of the East Syriac type
hē-wāw
  • ligature seen in MHAY 1 is also present here, e.g. line 10 (bis) and the last line.
zayn
  • hanging below the line
mim
  • angular, not round
šin
  • a pronounced triangular shape
tāw
  • of the closed-loop Estrangela type