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  1. The word Lipī ( 𑀮𑀺𑀧𑀻) used by Ashoka to describe his "Edicts". Brahmi script (Li= 𑀮 La+ 𑀺 i; pī= 𑀧 Pa+ 𑀻 ii). The word would be of Old Persian origin ("Dipi"). Pāṇini (6th to 4th century BCE) mentions lipi, the Indian word for writing scripts in his definitive work on Sanskrit grammar, the Ashtadhyayi.

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  2. History. Brahmic scripts descended from the Brahmi script. Brahmi is clearly attested from the 7th century BCE from the potsherds found all over Tamizhagam ( Tamil Nadu) . Northern Brahmi gave rise to the Gupta script during the Gupta period, which in turn diversified into a number of cursives during the medieval period.

  3. 6 days ago · Ashokan pillar with Brahmi script. Inscription in Brahmi on an Ashokan pillar, Lauriya Nandangarh, Bihar state, India. (more) Brahmi, writing system ancestral to all Indian scripts except Kharoshthi. Commonly believed by scholars to be of Aramaic derivation or inspiration, Brahmi first appears as a fully developed system in the 3rd century bce ...

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    • Some of The Writing Systems Used to Write Sanskrit
    • Abugidas / Syllabic Alphabets
    Type of writing system: Abugida / Syllabic Alphabet- each letter represents a consonant with an inherent vowel. Other vowels were indicated using a variety of diacritics and separate letters.
    Script family: Proto-Sinaitic, Phoenician, Aramaic, Brāhmī
    Letters are grouped according to the way they are pronounced.

    devānaṁpiye piyadasi lājā hevaṁ āhā ye atikaṁtaṁ aṁtalaṁ lājāne husa hevaṁ ichisu kathaṁ jane dhaṁmavaḍhiyā vāḍheya nocujane anulupāyā dhaṁmavaḍhiyā vaḍhithā etaṁ devānaṁpiye piyadasi lājā hevaṁ āhā esame huthā atākaṁtaṁ ca aṁtalaṁ hevaṁ ichisu lājāne katha jane

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    Information about Brāhmī http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C4%81hm%C4%AB_script http://www.virtualvinodh.com/brahmi-lipitva http://www.nibbanam.com/Brahmi/brahmi.htm Brāhmī fonts https://sites.google.com/site/brahmiscript/ The Edicts of King Asoka http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/ashoka.html ALPHABETUM - a Unicode font for ancient scripts, includ...

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    Ahom, Aima, Arleng, Badagu, Badlit, Basahan, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin, Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bhujimol, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Dhankari / Sirmauri, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fox, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha,...

  4. Nov 14, 2016 · Photo Dharma (CC BY-NC-SA) The Brahmi Script is the earliest writing system developed in India after the Indus script. It is one of the most influential writing systems; all modern Indian scripts and several hundred scripts found in Southeast and East Asia are derived from Brahmi. Rather than representing individual consonant (C) and vowel (V ...

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  5. The Tocharian script, [7] also known as Central Asian slanting Gupta script or North Turkestan Brāhmī, [8] is an abugida which uses a system of diacritical marks to associate vowels with consonant symbols. Part of the Brahmic scripts, it is a version of the Indian Brahmi script. It is used to write the Central Asian Indo-European Tocharian ...

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  7. c. 2500 BCE. Earliest use of the Indus Script . 530 BCE. Persia conquers the Indus Valley . c. 450 BCE - 350 BCE. Earliest recorded archaeological evidence of the Brahmi script found at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. 268 BCE - 232 BCE. Reign of Ashoka the Great, third ruler of the Mauryan Empire . Explore the timline of Brahmi Script.

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