Geʽez (/ ˈɡiːɛz /; ግዕዝ, Gəʿəz IPA: [ˈɡɨʕɨz] (listen), referred to in some scholarly literature as Classical Ethiopic, is an ancient South Semitic language of the Ethio-Semitic branch language. The language originates from the region encompassing Eritrea and northern Ethiopia regions in East Africa.
Ge'ez Bible manuscripts existed until at least the late 17th century. In 2009, the Ethiopian Catholic Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church associated themselves with the Bible Society of Ethiopia to produce a printed version of the Bible in Ge'ez. The New Testament was released in 2017.
The Ge'ez script (Ge'ez: ግዕዝ, Gəʿəz), also known as Ethiopic, is a writing system native to Eastern Africa. It is the alphabet used in several languages of Eritrea and Ethiopia. The script is used as an abugida (alphasyllabary) for languages such as Amharic and Tigrinya. It originally was an abjad, writing consonants only.
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Alphabet. Ge'ez Braille is a consonant–vowel alphabet, not an abugida like the print Ge'ez script.However, because the alphabetic chart (right) is organized by syllable rather than by letter, the vowels, which do not occur alone, are given first in the chart below, then the consonants are listed in Ge'ez order.
Haymanot (Ge'ez: ሃይማኖት) is the branch of Judaism which is practiced by the Beta Israel, also known as Ethiopian Jews. yətbaräk 'əgzi'abəher 'amlakä 'əsra'el ("Blessed be God the Lord of Israel") is a main religious sentence.
Ge'ez has phonologized labiovelars, descending from Proto-Semitic biphonemes. Ge'ez ś ሠ Sawt (in Amharic, also called śe-nigūś, i.e. the se letter used for spelling the word nigūś "king") is reconstructed as descended from a Proto-Semitic voiceless lateral fricative [ɬ].
-was written in Hebrew in the 10th cent. (according to the highly authoritative prof David Flusser who published an annotated version a few decades ago), so its Ge'ez translation (probably a translation of the Arabic translation of the book) could not have been produced in the 5th-7th century, of course; the mistake originates from Wallis Budge p.566.
Ge'ez är ett språk som en gång talats av folk i det nuvarande Etiopien och Eritrea.Det har utvecklats till tigrinska, tigre och amhariska.Språket återfinns i den etiopiska liturgin, Eritreanska ortodoxa liturgin bibelöversättningar och i andra gamla skrifter.