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Re: Assyrian character

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 28, 2002, 17:37
John Cowan wrote:

>Andreas Johansson scripsit: > > > Would a Persian diplomat be likely to use any version of the Hebrew > > alphabet? (Or, we should presumeably say, the Hebrew abjad, in deference >to > > the ongoing discussions of various classes of writing systems.) > >Not inconceivable. Aramaic was the lingua franca of the entire area.
Not to mention a major administrative language of the Achaemenid Empire. So if Aramaic was written in this _ashurit_ Hebrew script, it would make complete sense. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: