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Some replies to Matt33/Tokyo

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2001, 1:24
Reading the archive for the period 11-10 to 11-14.

You pointed out the similarity of Kash script to Thai.  The answer is yes,
more or less, very impressionistically-- as I don't actually know the Thai
alphabet, but have always thought it very beautiful.  Also Old Javanese
script, but that's real eye-strain.

Re origin of Cipango:  True, the Portugee got there first; but there were
Italian Jesuits in China who could have relayed the Chinese name back to
Italian cartographers.  Maybe?  Perhaps even Marco Polo heard refs. to what
he heard as Cipango.??