This is the textbook Professor Bazzi uses in his first semester of Modern Aramaic at Cuyamaca College. Most readers of this book are best served by first studying either Read and Write Modern Aramaic or the Beginners Handbook of the Aramaic Chaldean Alphabets.
After a review of the alphabet, we are introduced to pronouns and verbs followed by a large section on grammar and nouns. Included in this edition are a folk song, wisdom sayings, and the Lord’s Prayer in modern, classical, and Estrangela versions. Professor Bazzi created this unique learning method for both native speakers wanting to read, write, and speak modern Aramaic as well as non-native speakers seeking to learn Modern Aramaic or lay a foundation in Classical Aramaic.