The wider Middle East and Levant in particular has an incredibly rich linguistic past. What fascinates us is the amazing linkages between languages, from Arabic and Hebrew to Amharic and Aramaic.

 

The words for food and water, mom and dad, sun and sky -- among thousands of others -- have the exact same roots.

 

Our long-term goal is to build a digital interface that allows users to search among common Semitic roots by inputting the word in Hebrew, Arabic, or transliterated into English. We hope to have a pronunciation guide that helps learners understand the evolution of Semitic sounds through the ages.

 

With our language-learning videos, we want to provide viewers with a catchy and quick way to pick up some of the most important cognates...

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