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Review of Finnish decipherment of proto-Dravidian inscriptions

N. R. Gurov

Review of Finnish decipherment of proto-Dravidian inscriptions

by N. R. Gurov

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Published by Field Research Projects in Coconut Grove, Fla .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decipherment of proto-Dravidian inscriptions of the Indus civilization.,
  • Indus script.,
  • Dravidian languages -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby N. R. Gurov and Yu. V. Knorozov. Translated by Hem Chandra Pande. Edited by Henry Field.
    ContributionsKnorozov, I͡U︡. V., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPK119.5 .G87 1970
    The Physical Object
    Pagination9 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5233761M
    LC Control Number75304141

      After all this, the book has something of a surprise ending. Having developed at length his provisional case for a decipherment, Parpola concludes that "it looks most unlikely that the Indus script will ever be deciphered fully, unless radically different source material becomes available" (p. ). Thanks to additional inscriptions found by the Finnish expedition of and the second and third Harvard Expeditions of and ,21 there are now some twenty-five which can be used for decipherment.

    Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions. Volume 3: new material, untraced objects and collections outside India and Pakistan. Part 1: Mohenjo-daro and Harappa (Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae Humaniora / Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India 96). lx+ pages, 9 figures in text, 2 tables, pages of b&w plates, 48 pages of. Phonological features of Dravidian languages. The Dravidian languages belong to a single family—including the distant relative es that are prefixed with asterisks have been reconstructed following the time-tested procedures of comparative -Dravidian reconstructions can be explained in terms of the systematic changes that have occurred in the .

    Parpola led a Finnish team in investigating the inscriptions using computer analysis. Based on a proto-Dravidian assumption, they proposed readings of many signs, some agreeing with the suggested readings of Heras and Knorozov (such as equating the "fish" sign with the Dravidian word for fish, "min") but disagreeing on several other readings. Parpola led a Finnish team in the ss that vied with Knorozov's Soviet team in investigating the inscriptions using computer analysis. Based on a proto-Dravidian assumption, they proposed readings of many signs, some agreeing with the suggested readings of Heras and Knorozov (such as equating the "fish" sign with the Dravidian word for.


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The underlying language of the Indus script was Proto-Dravidian, Asko Parpola, Professor-Emeritus of Indology, Institute of World Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland, said on.

Parpola led a Finnish team in the s–80s that vied with Knorozov's Soviet team in investigating the inscriptions using computer analysis. Based on a proto-Dravidian assumption, they proposed readings of many signs, some agreeing with the suggested readings of Heras and Knorozov (such as equating the "fish" sign with the Dravidian word for Born: (age 78–79), Forssa, Finland.

In the period since the discovery of the inscriptions a number of attempts at decipherment has been made, but none has carried conviction. Quite recently there has been a number of fresh attempts, of which the most sustained and ambitious, by a group of Finnish scholars, has been described in the previous issue of this journal.

This book "Indus Script on Its Way of Decipherment" concluded Proto Dravidian and earliest Aryan were present in Harappan population. The more positive chapter is on catalogue of Indus Seals and identification of Harappan script sign.

This book is in a very simple English language which will be very useful for student and public. Introduction. Asko Parpola needs no introduction to those interested in the problems of the Indus script.

A specialist in Vedic philology, he turned his attention at an early stage in his career to the decipherment of the Indus script and has, along with his Finnish colleagues, made immensely valuable contributions to his chosen field over the last three decades.

The Indus script (also known as the Harappan script) is a corpus of symbols produced by the Indus Valley inscriptions containing these symbols are extremely short, making it difficult to judge whether or not these symbols constituted a script used to record a language, or even symbolise a writing system.

In spite of many attempts, the 'script' has not yet been deciphered, but. Parpola led a Finnish team in the ss that, like Knorozov's Soviet team, worked towards investigating the inscriptions using computer analysis. Based on a proto-Dravidian assumption, the teams proposed readings of many signs.

A number of people agreed with the suggested readings of Heras and Knorozov. Review of Finnish decipherment of proto-Dravidian inscriptions by N Gurov (Book) 7 editions published --Writing Indians of Mexico--Languages--Writing Indians of South America Indo-Aryan languages Indus civilization Indus script Inscriptions.

Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and the European Academy. Publications. Books. a (With A. Parpola, S. Koskenniemi and P. Aalto) Decipherment of the Proto-Dravidian Inscriptions of the Indus Civilization.

Scandinavian Institute. The resulting texts embrace a range of topics that evince linguistic mastery. Translation was made possible by the discovery of a hundred bilingual inscriptions in an older script called Old European. The language is Finnish, once spoken throughout Europe.

The script is a syllabary with over seventy different combinations of consonants and s: 4. Early this year there was published in Copenhagen Decipherment of the Proto-Dravidian Inscriptions of the Indus Civilization: a first announcement, written by Asko Parpola, Seppo Koskenniemi, Simo Parpola, and Pentti Aalto.

It was Special Publication no. I of the Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies which was founded in This interesting. Proto-Dravidian is the linguistic reconstruction of the common ancestor of the Dravidian languages.

It is thought to have differentiated into Proto-North Dravidian, Proto-Central Dravidian, and Proto-South Dravidian, although the date of diversification is still debated. With A.

pa r p o l a, S. ko s k e n n i e m i & P. aa l t o, Decipherment of the Proto-Dravidian Inscriptions of the Indus Civilization: A First Announcement. (Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Special publications 1.) Copenhagen: The Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies.

Margalit Fox reveals the life and struggles of the people behind the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown language in an unknown script, similar to Indus-Saraswati writing.

One of the most puzzling unsolved mysteries of the ancient world is the writing system of the Indus-Saraswati civilisation. There are over inscriptions, on seals, on tablets Related posts:Alice Kober and Linear B.

In any case, this book will define the study of the Indus script for years to come, whether positively or negatively, or, more likely, both. Richard Salomon, University of Washington. Salomon, Richard, "Deciphering the Indus Script" (book reviews). Vol.The Journal of the American Oriental Society,pp.

(3). Marr, J. Review of the Finnish decipherment of the Indus script, the first three special publications of The Scandinavian Institute of Asian in of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 34(1): Proto-Dravidian Study of Dravidian Linguistics and Civilization 28 members [email protected] About According to the Russian linguist M.S.

Andronov, Proto-Dravidian gave rise to 21 Dravidian Languages. They can be broadly classified into three groups: Northern group, Central group, and Southern group of Dravidian languages. REVIEWS Decipherment of the Proto-Dravidian Inscriptions of the Indus Civilization, by Asko Parpola, Seppo Koskenniemi, Simo Parpola and Pentti Aalto (= The Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Special Publications, No.

1). Copenhagen, 72 pp. Notes, Tables, Maps, Index, (paper).Tamil-Brahmi, or Damili, is a variant of the Brahmi script used to write the Tamil are the earliest documents of a Dravidian language, and the script was well established in the Chera and Pandyan states, in what is now Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and northern Sri ptions have been found on cave beds, pot sherds, Jar burials, coins, seals, and rings.N.

R. Gurov has written: 'Review of Finnish decipherment of proto-Dravidian inscriptions' -- subject(s): Decipherment of proto-Dravidian inscriptions of the Indus civilization, Dravidian languages.