Burmese palm leaf ms? (fwd) (fwd)

David Magier magier at COLUMBIA.EDU
Fri Sep 29 12:40:40 EDT 2006


Colleagues,
I had forwarded Goerge Thompson's query to the Committee on Research 
Materials on South East Asia (CORMOSEA). Here are some of the initial 
gleanings from their feedback on the manuscript.

David Magier

------------ Forwarded Message ------------
Date: Friday, September 29, 2006 9:23 AM -0700
From: Christopher Miller <Christopher.A.Miller.1 at asu.edu>
To: David Magier <magier at columbia.edu>
Subject: RE: CORMOSEA: Burmese palm leaf ms? (fwd)

Hi David,

With all due respect to Doug's assistant, I'm going to insist that it's
Lanna. I would be interested to see an Old Burmese (scripted) text that
looks anything like this. (And a good explanation as to why anything
this recent would be written in Old Burmese.) That it's in Pali language
and Theravada is certain. Please do let me know if the owner is
seriously interested in identifying the text or needing a transcription.

Best,
Christopher

-----Original Message-----
From: David Magier [mailto:magier at columbia.edu]
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 4:58 AM
To: doug at th.net
Cc: CORMOSEA
Subject: Re: CORMOSEA: Burmese palm leaf ms? (fwd)

Thanks Doug.

David

--On September 29, 2006 6:47:17 PM +0700 Doug Cooper <doug at th.net>
wrote:

> My Burmese assistant Lwin Moe says that it is a Buddhist
> inscription written in Pali using Old Burmese script.
>
>    Doug
>
>
>> ------------ Forwarded Message ------------
>> Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:57 AM -0400
>> From: george thompson <gthomgt at adelphia.net>
>> To: indology at liverpool.ac.uk
>> Subject: Burmese palm leaf ms?
>>
>> Dear List,
>>
>> A colleague who is a poet would like to identify the script, the
>> language, and the content of the palm leaf manuscript pages which can
be
>> seen in these photos:
>>
>>  <http://www.asondheim.org/manu22.jpg>
>>  <http://www.asondheim.org/manu23.jpg>
>>
>> He possesses the cover and the first five pages, of which these two
are
>> the last.  He has been led to believe that the text may be Buddhist.
Is
>> anyone able to read these pages?
>>
>> He would be most grateful for any help. Thanks in advance.
>>
>> George Thompson
>>
>> ---------- End Forwarded Message ----------



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