Indus signs discussion

Frank F Conlon conlon at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Feb 14 10:24:48 UTC 2007

May I associate myself with Harry Falk's message?  I suppose watching scholars snipe at each other is a suitable target for curiosity, but it is a low curiosity!


Frank F. Conlon
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Seattle WA

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Harry Falk wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have the feeling that discussing this topic is again getting very personal 
> and will us lead nowhere. Time will tell if the no-script-theory holds good or 
> if there is anything of value in Asko's work. I for one think that his book 
> "Deciphering the Indus Script" from 1994 provides the best reading on how to 
> look at these signs, irrespective of the Dravidian model he advocates 
> personally.
> Academic results don't arise from instant judgements; we have to keep all 
> arguments in mind, pro and contra, for years, or decades, who knows.  One day 
> there will be a result, or not.
> High-noon on Harrapa lane is not what most of us readers look for on this page.
> Harry Falk

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