Dar Kanaan Publishing, Damascus, released ‘New Method to Read Historic Texts’, a new book by Palestinian researcher Khaled Hussein Ayoub.
“The book features historic texts from Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Algeria, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine, dating back to the first millennium BC. It showcases the wrong grammar methods that researchers used to read these historic texts, based on virtual grammar rules, which are no more than a tool to distort the real meanings of these texts. It also seeks to refute the purposes behind distorting and falsifying facts,” he said in the introduction.
Ayoub explains that “the conventional studying method of the languages dubbed ‘semitic’ is based on five main rules, in addition to the omission and replacement of letters from and in the historic text. These rules are voicing three letters, insertion of four letters, projection of eight letters, and replacement of letters in 66 cases; the total replaceable letters are 81. There is also the place changing rule which allows to change the place of the entire alphabet…setting rules that cause chaos instead of firm, strict ones that regulate the text is just an insult for the mind and logic.”
The researcher says the historic texts he studied are not prose, but mostly poems. In his book, he compared their poetic characteristics, composed poem samples, and found that both the original and the sample poems matched in the digital demonstration. He notes that the poetic style had an important impact on the reading of these texts, as it doesn’t allow any addition or omission of letters, because alterations applied according to the conventional method could disturb the poetic balance.