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14008Jiroft Re: [ANE-2] Re: Oldest writing system

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    Jan 5, 2012
      Now that's certainly a spectacular claim! Why do you say that? 
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      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
      Jersey City


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      > From: Ian Onvlee <sambacats@...>
      >To: "ANE-2@yahoogroups.com" <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 4:53 PM
      >Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Re: Oldest writing system
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      >They look more like a musical notation to me.

      >Regards,
      >Ian Onvlee
      >Den Haag, the Netherlands
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      >From: Peter T. Daniels <grammatim@...>
      >To: "ANE-2@yahoogroups.com" <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 10:33 PM
      >Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Re: Oldest writing system
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      >Well, it looks like writing. Doesn't look much like "Proto-Elamite" (which has no necessary connection with the Elamite language; it just happens to have come from the land of Elam). No reason there shouldn't be lots of writing systems that we don't happen to know about. It says four small samples of this script are now known. Let them find more!
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      >Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
      >Jersey City
      >
      >>________________________________
      >> From: Doug Weller <dweller@...>
      >>To: Peter T. Daniels <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      >>Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 2:07 PM
      >>Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Re: Oldest writing system
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      >>Hi Peter,
      >>
      >>Thanks to you and all who have responded.
      >>Where do these Jiroft tablets fit in?
      >>
      >>http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=6864
      >>
      >>Doug

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