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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|