Illuminated Manuscript: “Sapari Tema” Remake

Original Author: Sa'adia ben Amram Title of Work:  סַפְּרִי תַמָּה תְמִימָה   (Sapari Tema Temimah - "Tell me, O innocent one") I decided this time around to create a piece reminiscent of Mediaeval illuminated manuscripts, and illustrated some of the key themes from the poem. This is in no way an accurate portrayal of illuminated manuscripts,... Continue Reading →

Thorn and Eth: Þ and Ð

Today, we will venture faaaar beyond Babylonia and her Semitic languages, and we shall focus on the Anglo-Saxon language (Old English). In particular, we will focus on two distinct alphabetical characters that have been used in the Anglo-Saxon writing system, that are no longer used in Modern English writing. In order to understand this post,... Continue Reading →

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