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Subject: The Language of an Old Book
Question: Dear Panelists,

A friend sent me two pages of an old book and asked me the
language. They can be accessed at the below URLs:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2k74eha3ucwab52/Old%20Book%20fro
m%20Syria%20%281%29.JPG

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qegrpkeabshk9p5/Old%20Book%20fro
m%20Syria%20%282%29.JPG

I'll be very pleased if you answer me. At internet I tried several
pages but I believe that you are the expert. The family says that
this book is about 2.000 years according to the C 14 test--hard to
believe--but they still could not find the language. If you are
interested, please inform me. The origin is Syria.

Yours Faithfully,
Hasan Arda
Reply: Hi, Hasan,

If you haven't heard from anyone, it's no doubt because the URLs
you gave seem to have disappeared from the Internet. (At least for
me, they generate an error message.) You might want to check and
correct this situation and then repost your query. (No guarantees,
though; while we are a diverse and knowledgeable group, we
surprisingly don't know everything.)

Jim

James L. Fidelholtz
Graduate Program in Language Sciences
Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
Benem'erita Universidad Aut'onoma de Puebla, M'EXICO
Reply From: James L Fidelholtz      click here to access email
 
Date: 25-Jul-2013
 
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  1. Re: The Language of an Old Book    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (25-Jul-2013)
  2. Re: The Language of an Old Book    Anthea Fraser Gupta     (25-Jul-2013)

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