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Re: Rant: Defending Indonesian (was: Re: Newbie says hi)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Saturday, November 2, 2002, 5:22
> >Survival of Çrivijaya or one of the later Javanese empires? (I'd go with >the >former; otherwise we'd just get a Javanese colonial era-- which is what a >lot of Indonesians think they have now anyway.....)
I'd like the former. It would also unify the Philippines as well (since there is evidence that the Philippines probably were a part or at least heavily connected to the Srivijaya empire). In fact, the Laguna copperplate found near Laguna was written in Kawi, and suggests a heavy link to Srivijaya (Antoon Postma i hear has verified that it isn't a forgery, at least according to Hmm, it would be neat to do a pan-philippine lingua Franca. Like an actual planned out language. Of course i hardly work on my own languages, so i had better not jump into that :)