Posted by Dawud on October 29, 2101 at 06:46:25:
In Reply to: Ah never mind--found it! hasty me, chomping at the bit! (no text) posted by Dawud on October 29, 2101 at 00:42:11:
"Hadad Kalem" (above the alphabet) means "writing style" or "calligraphy." "Sanat 1308" at the bottom is just the date. So where, then, is M. 'Ali's signature?
This alphabet has 20 letters, grouped in groups of 5,4,4,7. The first letter (top right of course) looks like 'ayn, the rest? God knows. Can anybody else make any of them out?
And how was the letter's recipient supposed to understand the new script from this? Neither the Arabic nor the Persian alphabets have 20 letters arranged like this. Ottoman Turkish?
I don't suppose there are any more examples...?
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