[INDOLOGY] Brahmi in a Babylonian Inscription??

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Mon Mar 30 13:11:43 EDT 2015



On this tablet and its study see Harry Falk, Schrift im alten Indien,
1993, pp. 117-119. Conclusion: "Eine Verbindung der bislang einzigartigen
Zeichen mit der Brāhmī ist reine Spekulation. Die angebotenen Lesungen
entbehren jeder Grundlage." (p. 119)

Best regards, "Ashok"


Quoting Patrick Olivelle <jpo at uts.cc.utexas.edu>:

> 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
>> --
>> J. Silk
>> Leiden University
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>> 2311 BZ Leiden
>> The Netherlands
>>
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