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From:Peter Clark <pc451@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 2, 1998, 14:38
> Do you know Tibetan? I'd like to know about this language. I
have sympathy
> to the Tibetan cause, but over all I like very much their writing
system. I
> think it's the most beautiful one after the Arabic alphabet. Is
there any
> website about the Tibetan language?
I've searched the web a lot and haven't found anything that does a good job of describing the Tibetan writing system...but, I highly recommend the book "Sacred Calligraphy of the East" by John Stevens, ISBN 1570621225. It does a wonderful job of demonstrating _how_ to write two different styles of Tibetan (stroke order and everything) and also offers a few examples of two other styles (that are used more for quick writing and jotting notes). Not only that, but you also get insight into Hindu (Sanskrit/Devenagari), Japanese, and Chinese caligraphy. This book was instrumental in developing the fifth and final version of Enamyn's script, btw. :Peter == _____ _____________________________________________________ | \ O) ...for Christ plays in ten thousand places, ) _|__/ | Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his | / |eter | To the Father through the features of men's faces. | | | | -Gerard Manley Hopkins, "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" | \___lark (_____________________________________________________(O _________________________________________________________ DO YOU YAHOO!? Get your free address at