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proto-elamite

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  • mike white
    hi clyde its easier to discuss things here, since ive been moderated on the epigraphy list. im not saying that proto-elamite is not related to indus script.
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 31, 2003
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      hi clyde
       
         its easier to discuss things here, since ive been moderated on the epigraphy list.  im not saying that proto-elamite is not related to indus script.  on the contrary, im just saying that the symbols that bernardo depicted in his comparison chart find more correspondence within the old elamite script, than the proto-elamite.  the proto-elamite seems to be mostly found on the walls of caves.  showing the depictions of animals, their numbers, and relative locations. 
         the invaders from the sub-continent of india must have been massive, and a variety of peoples.  they were from the hill country of india, having many local dialects, the dravidians of south india that didnt go to sri lanka, and the people of the indus valley.  ive always considered the indus culture as different and unique from the dravidians.  they brought a variety of languages and scripts to iran with them.  everything from proto-elamite, to old persian, and brahmi script. 
         when the elamites converted to cuneiform im curious if they just used the wedge tool to imitate the shape of their original symbols? 
         the rongorongo at first appears different, but if you ignore its stylized characters, and just look at the attitude of the arms, etc, it becomes more obvious that it finds correspondences with the old elamite script.
       
      regards
      mike
       
       
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