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Translation of Mystery Script on Ring

Date Submitted: 27-Sep-2010
From: A Nonymous
Subject: Translation of Mystery Script on Ring
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Institution/Organization: EMU

Notice: Over the summer I bought a ring engraved with some kind of lettering in a store called Ethnic Creations in Petoskey, MI. None of the sales associates could tell me the language of the script. My Linguistics professor suggested that I post a call for help on this notice board. I'm extremely curious to find out what my ring means - if anyone can help, I would be most appreciative. I took several pictures of the ring as well as a handwritten copy of the script that I could send you through email. I hope to hear back from someone! Thank you for reading, Miranda