Tibetan/other Asian scripts was Re: shopping list's too long...
|From:||Peter Clark <pc451@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 2, 1998, 14:38|
> Do you know Tibetan? I'd like to know about this language. Ihave sympathy
> to the Tibetan cause, but over all I like very much their writingsystem. I
> think it's the most beautiful one after the Arabic alphabet. Isthere 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
This book was instrumental in developing the fifth and final
version of Enamyn's script, btw.
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