From: E. Keown (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 09 2004 - 16:21:39 CDT
Dear Patrick Andries and list:
> >Arabic written in Syriac (by Syriac
> Well, the keyword « Garshuni » may help here.
Aha!--thank you. Is there much Garshuni material,
some especially notable?
I understand that Aramaic (= Syriac in this case) is
also written in Arabic....is there a word for that?
I still have no reference for that script variant...
> >Tifinagh is used to write Arabic by Tuareg
> >women.....I hope that the Moroccan Tifinagh
> >proposal includes those characters......
Patrick Andries wrote:
> Do you have any letters in mind ? Some such letters
> could very well be missing
I did have a short list of such Tifinagh characters--6
or fewer----from 3 years ago.....but the U.S. Post
Office lost two of my boxes this spring, and the
Arabic- etc notes were in the box that's still
heaven-knows-where. Kamal Mansour had a copy of my
Arabic-script bibliography, but I am not sure that the
Tifinagh material was on that.....
I've been in too many libraries to be able to tell you
if I found 'Extended Tifinagh' in Stanford's Green
Library, at UnivCalif Richmond Depository, or at U
But Tifinagh is actually a really important
script---it's used to write many major dialects,
though maybe more by women....and it's caseless, so
the collation string can have the variants inserted in
the regular string of letters....
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