The earliest form of written language is thought to originate from the Semitic countries. The word Semitic comes from the name Shem, named in Genesis 6: While pieces of the puzzle have yet to fall in place, there appears to be an evolution of the alphabet through the ages. It is believed that languages spread through trade, conquering tribes, and migration.
Kochangadi Synagogue in KochiIndia dated to After the Talmud, various regional literary dialects of Medieval Hebrew evolved. The most important is Tiberian Hebrew or Masoretic Hebrew, a local dialect of Tiberias in Galilee that became the standard for vocalizing the Hebrew Bible and thus still influences all other regional dialects of Hebrew.
This Tiberian Hebrew from the 7th to 10th century CE is sometimes called "Biblical Hebrew" because it is used to pronounce the Hebrew Bible; however, properly it should be distinguished from the historical Biblical Hebrew of the 6th century BCE, whose original pronunciation must be reconstructed.
Tiberian Hebrew incorporates the remarkable scholarship of the Masoretes from masoret meaning "tradition"who added vowel points and grammar points to the Hebrew letters to preserve much earlier features of Hebrew, for use in chanting the Hebrew Bible. The Masoretes inherited a biblical text whose letters were considered too sacred to be altered, so their markings were in the form of pointing in and around the letters.
The Syriac alphabetprecursor to the Arabic alphabetalso developed vowel pointing systems around this time. The Aleppo Codexa Hebrew Bible with the Masoretic pointing, was written in the 10th century, likely in Tiberiasand survives to this day.
It is perhaps the most important Hebrew manuscript in existence.
During the Golden age of Jewish culture in Spainimportant work was done by grammarians in explaining the grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew; much of this was based on the work of the grammarians of Classical Arabic. A great deal of poetry was written, by poets such as Dunash ben LabratSolomon ibn GabirolJudah ha-LeviMoses ibn Ezra and Abraham ibn Ezrain a "purified" Hebrew based on the work of these grammarians, and in Arabic quantitative or strophic meters.
This literary Hebrew was later used by Italian Jewish poets. This is used in the translations made by the Ibn Tibbon family. Original Jewish philosophical works were usually written in Arabic. Another important influence was Maimonideswho developed a simple style based on Mishnaic Hebrew for use in his law code, the Mishneh Torah.
Subsequent rabbinic literature is written in a blend between this style and the Aramaized Rabbinic Hebrew of the Talmud. Hebrew persevered through the ages as the main language for written purposes by all Jewish communities around the world for a large range of uses—not only liturgy, but also poetry, philosophy, science and medicine, commerce, daily correspondence and contracts.
There have been many deviations from this generalization such as Bar Kokhba 's letters to his lieutenants, which were mostly in Aramaic,  and Maimonides ' writings, which were mostly in Arabic ;  but overall, Hebrew did not cease to be used for such purposes.
For example, the first Middle East printing press, in Safed modern Israelproduced a small number of books in Hebrew inwhich were then sold to the nearby Jewish world. Similarly, the Chofetz ChaimRabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan 's purpose in writing the Mishna Berurah was to "produce a work that could be studied daily so that Jews might know the proper procedures to follow minute by minute".
The work was nevertheless written in Talmudic Hebrew and Aramaic, since, "the ordinary Jew [of Eastern Europe] of a century ago, was fluent enough in this idiom to be able to follow the Mishna Berurah without any trouble.
Revival of the Hebrew language Hebrew has been revived several times as a literary language, most significantly by the Haskalah Enlightenment movement of early and midth-century Germany. In the early 19th century, a form of spoken Hebrew had emerged in the markets of Jerusalem between Jews of different linguistic backgrounds to communicate for commercial purposes.
This Hebrew dialect was to a certain extent a pidgin. Eventually, as a result of the local movement he created, but more significantly as a result of the new groups of immigrants known under the name of the Second Aliyahit replaced a score of languages spoken by Jews at that time.
Those languages were Jewish dialects of local languages, including Judaeo-Spanish also called "Judezmo" and "Ladino"YiddishJudeo-Arabicand Bukhori Tajikior local languages spoken in the Jewish diaspora such as RussianPersianand Arabic.Introduction The past twenty years have witnessed an increasing interest in the study of language representation and language differentiation in developing multilingual children.
Because children her recent study addressing early trilingual development, shows that trilingual language acquisition.
These findings suggest that evidence for early word order differentiation can be found before the appearance of inflectional morphology and even when three--rather than two--languages are being acquired, indicating that trilingual exposure does not slow down the process of differentiation.
Language differentiation in early bilingual development. there is still some question as to how early in development differentiation is present. In . Tell me who your friends are and I might be able to tell you what language(s) you speak: Social network analysis, multilingualism, and identity.
This study examines pragmatic differentiation in early trilingual development through a longitudinal analysis of language choice in a developing Tagalog-Spanish-English trilingual child. language differentiation by indexing communities of practice Carmel O’Shannessy University of Michigan, USA Introduction An area in need of study in child language acquisition is that of complex multilingual two systems from very early in development has considerable support, at least in terms of morphosyntactic development (de .