Puzzling postcard

This is a message on postcard sent in by a visitor to Omniglot, who thinks the writing might be in Gujarati. Can anyone decipher it?

Postcard with mysterious message in Gujarati?

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4 Responses to Puzzling postcard

  1. John A. says:

    Looks to me like some Thai handwriting I’ve seen before, but I can see how Gujarati is similar to the un-trained eye (mine).

  2. Wolfgang Kandagawa says:

    It’s definitely Gujarati, but I’m not quite sure what it says.

  3. Christopher Miller says:

    Agreed with Wolfgang. The handwriting is rather sloppy at times, so only knowing Gujarati would help in transliterating some parts of the text. That said, other parts are fairly clear; it has certain letters and ligatures that only occur in Gujarati script. Unfortunately, I’m not on a computer with a Gujarati fontbright now, so I couldn’t really illustrate them for you. The ‘crossed S’ shapes on the second from last line on the left side of the card are Gujarati , for example, and the letter that follos right after the comma is . What looks a bit like a stretched and broken ‘u’ with an apostrophe inside it, judt below these letters, is the distinctly Gujarati retroflex letter.

  4. Christopher Miller says:

    I could also add that what looks like (-| or C-| is Gujarati .

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