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Re: Kuraw - Handwritten

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 21:52
>? That's nothing like the angular Hanunóo in my source (Kuipers & >McDermott, "Insular Southeast Asian Scripts", in Daniels & Bright >op.cit.). (Another book I have, Nakanishi "Writing Systems of the >World", calls it Mangyan.) > >To my eye this looks more like Dhivehi (Maldivian) or Kannada or >Burmese, though it's not exactly like any of them. (I haven't seen >handwritten Burmese.)
Never said it was like Hanunoo at all :). I said in my original email: "Because i dont have any extensive Saalangal words, i used a Hanunoo ambahan - lullaby, because it shows the script off fairly well." In fact, the current discussion about Kuraw, we've been discussing that it looks a lot like Burmese, or similar to south Indian scripts ;). But, it's different enough from any of the scripts that inspired it, that it's not exactly like them.