A Mysterious Language and Script

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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby VROOR » Mon 23 Nov 2009 12:18 pm

Interesting feedbacks and, I thank you all. We have to discuss one matter though: Why is a Tai-Dam language written on a manualscript dated from the Ming-Dynasty of China and, why is it written with Tibetan and Uyghur of which are languages so geographically far-away from the Tai-Dam languages?
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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby Serali » Mon 23 Nov 2009 7:45 pm

That is a good question.....I have no idea.

Very mysterious indeed. I wonder what it says though.....maybe if we knew what it said it would give us some answers?

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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby VROOR » Tue 24 Nov 2009 11:02 am

Serali wrote:I wonder what it says though.....maybe if we knew what it said it would give us some answers?


True, and we will work in that direction then. The Tibetan and Uyghur writings on that manualscript shall serve as the references.
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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby Serali » Tue 24 Nov 2009 9:32 pm

Good. I have no idea on how to start this though since I don't know that much about the languages.

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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby Jeisuke » Wed 25 Nov 2009 9:34 am

I knew I had the Pai-yi script key someplace. Sorry for taking so long to post a scan of it.
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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby Serali » Wed 25 Nov 2009 10:09 am

Where do you FIND these things?!

Thank you! I look forward to more. I Thai scripts.

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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby Jeisuke » Wed 25 Nov 2009 9:32 pm

Until recently, Thai/Tai/Kadai scripts have been ignorred. A lot of the information I've gleaned has been from journals suchs as:
1. Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (From whence I got the attached scans)
2. T'oung Pao
3. Bulletin de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient (my favorite and available on line!!!)
Most are too big to post here.....PDFs in the 50MB range.
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Re: A Mysterious Language and Script

Postby Serali » Wed 25 Nov 2009 11:47 pm

Well could you send them to me or something?

I would like to have them.

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