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Query:   Possible Book in Coptic
Author:  L. Pazzaglia
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Writing Systems

Summary:   REGARDING QUERY HTTP://WWW.LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/15/15-3228.HTML

HTTP://PHOTOBUCKET.COM/ALBUMS/V237/PAZZAGLIA/WHAT%20IS%20IT/

THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR REPLIES ON MY QUERY AS TO WHAT THIS BOOK WAS! I'VE RECEIVED LOTS OF INFORMATION AND I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT IT'S CUSTOMARY FOR ME TO FOLLOW-UP AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE FOUND OUT.

- I RECEIVED CONFIRMATION FROM SEVERAL RESPONDANTS THAT IT IS *NOT* WRITTEN IN COPTIC.

- THE BOOK IS WRITTEN IN ETHIOPIC, MORE PRECISELY GE'EZ OR AMHARIC (IF MORE RECENT)- THE LANGUAGE OF CHRISTIAN ETHIOPIANS. SEVERAL OF YOU HAVE SENT ME THIS WEBSITE WHERE I COULD SEE FOR MYSELF: HTTP://WWW.OMNIGLOT.COM/WRITING/ETHIOPIC.HTM

- ACCORDING TO JUST ONE RESPONDANT, THIS IS ONE OF THE ''MAGIC BOOKS'' WHICH IS THE ''EHTIOPIAN BNDLET OF RIGHTEOUSNESS''. E.A.W.BUDGE HAS MADE AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION WHICH I WILL HUNT DOWN. I MMANAGED TO FIND A PHOTO OF IT ONLINE AND IT IS VERY SIMILAR TO MINE - THOUGH IT IS WRITTEN ON PARCHMENT AND NOT LEATHER (DON'T KNOW IF THIS DISTINCTION MATTERS): HTTP://WWW.HMML.ORG/20040210_ARCHIVE/RESOURCES/ETHIOPIAEXHIBIT/BANDLET.HTML

- ACOORDING TO ANOTHER RESPONDANT, THIS IS A SYLLABARY AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS HAVE TOLD ME THAT IT'S A LITHURGICAL TEXT (THIS INFORMATION DOES NOT NECESSARILY CONFLICT OR AGREE WITH THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT)
- I RECEIVED A RECOMMENDATION TO CONTACT A GERMAN SCHOLAR WHO HAS WRITTEN A BOOK IN GE'EZ - WHICH I WILL CONTACT.
- I DID GET ONE COMPLAINT ON THE QUALITY OF THE PHOTOS ; ) - SORRY I DON'T HAVE A REALLY STEADY HAND BUT I WILL INVEST IN A STAND FOR MY DIGITAL CAMERA.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO LOOK AT THE BOOK AND COMMENT -- IF YOU HAVE NEW INFROMATION TO SHARE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND IT TO ME!
L

LL Issue: 15.3238
Date Posted: 18-Nov-2004
Original Query: Read original query