UNDERSTANDING THE ARAMAIC LANGUAGE & PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL ARAMAIC INTERPRETERS, TRANSLATORS AND TRANSCRIPTIONISTS
American Language Services (AML-Global) understands the importance of working in the Aramaic language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services has worked with the Aramaic language as well as hundreds of others from around the world. We offer comprehensive language services 24 hours, 7 days a week worldwide by providing Aramaic interpreting, translation and transcriptions services along with hundreds of other languages and dialects. Our linguists are native speakers and writers who are screened, credentialed, certified, field tested and experienced in a number of specific industry settings. The Aramaic language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
The Geographical Spread of Aramaic
Aramaic is spoken in modern-day Syria, Iraq and eastern Turkey. As the language grew, it spread throughout the Mediterranean coastal areas where the Christian missionaries brought it to Persia, India and parts of China. Today, Aramaic remains a literary and liturgical language among Jews, Mandaeans and some Christians. Predominant Aramaic speakers reside in isolated communities within the Middle East and the language is now considered to be endangered. Because the language is endangered finding suitable translators for your needs may prove to be a difficult task, American Language Systems has certified Aramaic speakers to provide you with any Aramaic translation you need.
The Historical Origins of Aramaic
An ancient language, Aramaic has a history rooted deep in the beginning of mankind from the earliest known point of 500 BCE to present day. Known as the mother tongue of divine worship, Aramaic goes back 3,00 years and has been the language of vast empires and the native speech of Jesus of Nazareth. Aramaic belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family and branches into different forms of the Semitic subfamily. Aramaic’s long history and diverse and widespread use has led to the development of many divergent varieties that are treated as different dialects. Traditionally, Aramaic is considered a single language. However, it could equally well be considered a group of closely related languages, rather than a single monolithic language something which it has never been.
Aramaic Alphabet and its Influence
The Aramaic alphabet was based on the Phoenician script and eventually developed its distinctive ‘square’ style through adopting certain pattern. It is better known as the Hebrew alphabet today. This writing system was used in Biblical Aramaic and other Jewish script. The other Aramaic writing system used, developed by Christians, is a more free flowing cursive form of the alphabet known as the Syriac alphabet. The Aramaic alphabet is extremely significant because virtually all modern Middle Eastern writing systems use a script that can be tracked back to it.
Who are You Going to Trust with Your Vital Aramaic Language Needs?
The Aramaic language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Aramaic. Since 1985, AML-Global has provided outstanding Aramaic interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.