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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby YellowSky » Sat 17 Jul 2010 2:56 pm

Dear ILuvEire, can you specify the exact Armenian letters you see to have connection with Persian ones? When you say "more-so than what I can see between all the other scripts", it makes me think there are no other scripts related as much as Armenian and Persian :LOL: Even Greek and Cyrillic are less similar, is it what you're going to say?

I hate the vagueness of yours. If you don't answer, I'll consider you, ILuvEire, a sock-puppet of Delodephius.
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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Serali » Mon 19 Jul 2010 6:02 pm

Oh this is beautiful!

I've always wanted to see samples of most of these ( Avestan being the only one I have seen samples of ). So I want to thank you.

Your handwriting is gorgeous.

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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Delodephius » Tue 20 Jul 2010 2:27 pm

Thanks, however I would like to try and write the text with the same writing material the modern Zoroastrians use. I've so far have only seen Avestan calligraphy, but not how they write the book texts.
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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Serali » Tue 20 Jul 2010 3:52 pm

Delodephius wrote:Thanks, however I would like to try and write the text with the same writing material the modern Zoroastrians use. I've so far have only seen Avestan calligraphy, but not how they write the book texts.


Do know what writing utensils they used and if there's a way to get any? And I don't think I've ever seen Avestan calligraphy. I would love to though.

I imagine it to be something like Arabic.....

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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby ILuvEire » Fri 23 Jul 2010 5:15 am

YellowSky wrote:Dear ILuvEire, can you specify the exact Armenian letters you see to have connection with Persian ones? When you say "more-so than what I can see between all the other scripts", it makes me think there are no other scripts related as much as Armenian and Persian :LOL: Even Greek and Cyrillic are less similar, is it what you're going to say?

I hate the vagueness of yours. If you don't answer, I'll consider you, ILuvEire, a sock-puppet of Delodephius.

Wow, I really don't appreciate that accusation or jumping to that conclusion. The biggest problem is that I cannot read any of the scripts but Hebrew, so I'll go off the corresponding Hebrew letter. I see a strong resemblance in the letters corresponding to alef, bet, zayin, lamed, samech, ayin, pey, resh, shin and tav.
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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Delodephius » Fri 23 Jul 2010 9:40 am

Ignore him. He's a insensitive jerk.

However, I see a clear similarity between the Persian and these Armenian letters: Ա Բ Գ Դ Ե Ո Զ Է Ժ Խ Լ Մ Ն Շ Կ Պ Ր Ս Տ.
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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Delodephius » Sat 24 Jul 2010 7:33 pm

Look what I found. How would the Avestan alphabet look like if it was made in Times New Roman style? Probably like this:

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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Serali » Sat 24 Jul 2010 9:09 pm

OMG!

That is beautiful. Samples?

I would love something like this for Käläli.

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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Delodephius » Sun 02 Jan 2011 2:07 pm

Ok, so I circled down the letters of the Persian and Aramaic scripts that look a like the letters of the Armenian alphabet.

1. Modern Hebrew
2. Aramaic 4-3rd c. BC
3. Aramaic 2nd c. AD
4. Parthian (Arsacid) 1-2nd c. AD (coins)
5. Parthian (Arsacid) 3rd c. AD (inscriptions)
6. Pahlavi (Sassanid) 3rd c. AD (inscriptions)
7. Pahlavi (Sassanid) 4-6th c. AD (coins)
8. Pahlavi (Parsi) 8th c. AD - present (manuscripts)
9. Kharoṣṭhi (Indo-Bactrian) 3rd c. BC
10. Armenian (reversed) 9th c. AD (oldest manuscripts)
11. Georgian (reversed) 10th c. AD (oldest manuscripts)

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Re: Ancient Persian scripts

Postby Serali » Sun 02 Jan 2011 7:59 pm

Awesome!

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