[INDOLOGY] Brahmi in a Babylonian Inscription??

Jonathan Silk kauzeya at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 13:05:46 EDT 2015


Harry Falk has written to me as follows:

There is something in my book Schrift im alten Indien, Tübingen 1993, pp.
117-119.

His conclusion: "Eine Verbindung der bislang einzigartigen Zeichen mit der
Brāhmī ist reine Spekulation. Die angebotenen Lesungen entbehren jeder
Grundlage."

So, not unexpectedly, that's it, then. Verdict: unknown but almost
certainly not Brāhmī.

Jonathan

On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Patrick Olivelle <jpo at uts.cc.utexas.edu>
wrote:

> This is not listed in Richard's bibliography.
>
>
>
> On Mar 30, 2015, at 10:02 AM, Jonathan Silk <kauzeya at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Colleagues,
>
> I have been asked about an article:
>
>   A Line of Brāhmī (?) Script in a Babylonian Contract Tablet
>
>  G. V. Bobrinskoy
>
>  Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Mar., 1936),
> pp. 86-88
>   I am very far from being a specialist in Brahmi, but I'm not convinced.
> But I couldn't see that anyone has responded to this article... ever. The
> date of the tablet is pre-Aśokan, which only makes me more suspicious,
> but...
> (A quick look through von Hinüber's book on early writing did not show up
> any reference, nor is there reference in Salomon's inscriptions book).
>
> jonathan
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