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Re: VMs: modi script
> All these scripts seem to share a history. Is there a dead script out there
> that no one has found? An intriguing thought.
Well, it's called Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The hieroglyphs (Gk. sacred writing) have an early cursive form called
hieratic and a later cursive form called demotic. All three with Greek
have been found on various tablets that caused & proved Champollion's
Hieroglyphs are the root of a vast alphabetic family tree. Hieratic led
to the Meroïtic, Phoenician, Canaanite, Hebrew, Syrian, & Arabic
alphabets. In the West these lead to Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Runic,
Russian, &c. In the East they lead to Brahmi, Sanskrit, Tocharian, &
Mongolian. Brahmi lead to most of the 50 or so East Asian
alphabets/syllabaries. There's even a pre-Spanish Philipine syllabary
derived from Brahmi!
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