Albanian alphabet

From: Nick NICHOLAS (
Date: Wed Mar 07 2001 - 16:14:46 EST

Just as a curio, does anyone here know anything about the 19th century
indigenous Albanian alphabet? I read about it in von Hahn's 1854
_Albanische Studien_, which has some rather fanciful theories relating it
to Phoenician, but haven't seen anything about it since. It wasn't widely
known (von Hahn thought it was around 50 in Elbasan, and it was only known
in a couple of towns), but there were manuscripts in it.

Nick Nicholas. TLG, UCI, USA.;
 Many among their proselytes had sold their lands and houses to increase
  the public riches of the sect --- at the expense, indeed, of their
  unfortunate children, who found themselves beggars because their
  parents had been saints. (Edward Gibbon, _Decline and Fall_.)

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