Dear JAC members,

I have recently received a request to add Turoyo to the Syriac macrolanguage. It is referred to as "modern Syriac" in a recent publication (Brock, S.P. 2006. An Introduction to Syriac studies. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press. ISBN 1-59333-349-8, p.1).

In looking into this request, I was curious to know how the current two languages were incorporated into Syriac as a macrolanguage, while some other related languages were not. Does this need further discussion and processing to determine the languages which should be included? 

In any case, I need to respond the the Turoyo request, and would like your input.


Melinda Lyons
ISO 639-3 RA
SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236