The Avestan Alphabet: And Its Transcription (Classic Reprint)

byA. V. Williams Jackson

Paperback | April 22, 2018

The Avestan Alphabet: And Its Transcription (Classic Reprint) by A. V. Williams Jackson
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In regard to the method of Avestan transliterations, the number of systems is almost legion. Many of them, however, differ from one another only in some minor points; in fact, on most of the ordinary details there is a growing tendency more and more toward uniformity. It is chiefly in a certain few respects - but these points are important ones - that Avestan scholars still mainly disagree. Some of these differences have been due to variations in the Avestan characters of some of the mss. Or to diffe rent forms adopted in the editions; but Since the new edition has set up a standard, the question of the actual Avestan characters to be transcribed has become practi cally settled, and it seems as if greater agreement might be brought about. Of course those who have to deal with palaeographic questions of the mss. Will be compelled to add other Signs in transliterating, but this need not con cern philologists generally. By a few mutual concessions, uniformity and concord in rendering the symbols of the Avestan texts might soon result.

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Title:The Avestan Alphabet: And Its Transcription (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:46 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.1 inShipping dimensions:46 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.1 inPublished:April 22, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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