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This paper, reprinted from the Journal Asiatique, provides a handy introduction to the Sogdian alphabet used for Buddhist texts in Central Asia.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-309-8
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Publication Status: In Print
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 838
Publication Date: Aug 24,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 24
Language: French
ISBN: 978-1-61143-309-8
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This paper, reprinted from the Journal Asiatique, provides a handy introduction to the Sogdian (Sanskrit) alphabet used for Buddhist texts in Central Asia. Its derivation from Syriac alphabets, brought to Central Asia by Nestorian missionaries, is clear; it is even possible to see which local scripts certain letters were adapted from. This work is especially of interest to scholars of comparative linguistics, Semitics, and Sanskrit.

This paper, reprinted from the Journal Asiatique, provides a handy introduction to the Sogdian (Sanskrit) alphabet used for Buddhist texts in Central Asia. Its derivation from Syriac alphabets, brought to Central Asia by Nestorian missionaries, is clear; it is even possible to see which local scripts certain letters were adapted from. This work is especially of interest to scholars of comparative linguistics, Semitics, and Sanskrit.

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Robert Gauthiot

  • De L'Alphabet Sogdien (page 6)