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Does anybody knows what "Ancient Letters used in writing on papyri" is mentioned in this article? It looks too obscure to me. Vassili Nikolaev
This page is in need of representations. Can anyone get pictures? Unicode would be nice too. Wikiacc 21:58, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Soghdian alphabet not Old Uyghur alphabe
Hi Chrissy! I really like your expansion to the Sogdian alphabet. It was very detailed. I am not sure if you have noticed, but there is a huge gap in the introduction. I think you should either remove it or fill in some informations there, such as a more detailed story of the origin of Sogdian alphabet. Thanks!
I thought the page was very clear and organized and the citations were good.
I was wondering if you could fix the layout of the top, so the text goes side by side rather than having a huge gap there, maybe you can put in a sample picture of the script if that's easier?
I just had a few questions that maybe you could try to expand on:
- you wrote that the script was used in the Sogdian Texts. What are they? are they scriptures? or do you mean any text in the language? If it is any text, why did they chose to use the other two alphabets?
- I also agree, with the previous comment about getting some visual examples of the script onto the wiki page. if there is anyway to get them, it would be very helpful to anyone trying to find out more about the script. Especially to see the difference between the normal consonants and the Armenian logograms that was mention (I know it wasn't the part you wrote but it sounds cool).
- And finally, kind of off topic but can you add something about where and when was Sogdian used, (is it still used into the intro?) what kind of people used it? I don't think you mention it until much later and I think it would be nice to have something like that in the intro.
Thanks, Lulu and Luna. On my computer, I don't see the big gap, so I hope it's gone now. I tried to add more to the introduction about when and where the script was used. I found another useful reference book that I got a lot of new information from. I added more about the structure, about the three different varieties, and about its child systems. I also added another external link. I don't think that there are unicode characters for the Sogdian alphabet, so unfortunately I don't know how to get samples of the writing on the site, but the external links have some nice examples.