Mystery palm leaf MSS

Patrick Olivelle jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Wed Jan 23 08:49:53 EST 2013


McComas:

Yes, it is Sinhala. My guess is that it is in verse, although I cannot be sure. Very well written. The first line goes: 

mindahamut satipiliveli.

Patrick



On Jan 23, 2013, at 4:34 AM, McComas Taylor wrote:

> Dear colleagues
> 
> This rather handsome palm-leaf MSS turned up in a tea-chest that belonged to an elderly deceased relative and had probably not been touched for 50 years or more.  My guess is that it is Sinhala. I am hoping that one of you fine folk can read it or point me to someone who can.
> 
> https://alliance.anu.edu.au/access/content/user/u3936301/mystery_palm_leaf.jpg
> 
> With thanks in advance
> 
> McComas
> 
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