From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Aug 09 2003 - 06:43:10 EDT
At 09:00 +0100 2003-08-09, Raymond Mercier wrote:
>There are omissions in Michael Everson's chart in
>The chart was based on Semitic languages, although purporting to be
No, it wasn't.
>There are less obvious omissions:
>1. Kharoshthi, a RtoL script much used in North West India, and
>regarded by everyone as a derivative from a form of the Aramaic
>script used in that region. It is found on coins, Ashokan edicts,
>various inscriptions and manuscripts. It was used to write mainly
>prakrits, although some sanskrit text is known. See, for example,
>A.H. Dani, Indian Palaeography, Oxford 1963.
We are well aware of Kharoshti, which was roadmapped without any difficulty.
>2. Pahlavi, widely used to write Middle Persian. This involved a
>troublesome mixture of Persian reading of Aramaic words, a subject
>requiring more elaboration than is needed here.
We are well aware of Avestan and Pahlavi, which were roadmapped
without any difficulty.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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