In my most recent upload to YouTube, I give a wee, rough introduction to Syriac. Enjoy!
Books I talk about:
Hymns on Paradise by St Ephrem the Syrian, trans. Sebastian Brock
The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, trans. Sebastian Brock
Robert Murray, Symbols of Church and Kingdom
Sebastian Brock, The Luminous Eye: The Spiritual World Vision of St Ephrem the Syrian