jonathon blake wrote:
> Peter Daniels wrote:
> > > Are you saying you want to buy illegally
> "excavated," i.e. looted, exemplars of ancient
> scripts?
> No.
> I was wanting to know where I could obtain fluently
> written examplars by people currently studying the
> language(s). [And, indirectly, if there were any study
> guides to learning to write the different writing
> systems.]

You would be hard pressed to find _any_ epigrapher or paleographer
foolhardy enough to try to write -- let alone fluently! -- an
inscription in a dead language.

> >I haven't heard of a few of them.
> I'm pretty sure I created that list from your book.

Nope, several of those names definitely don't occur in WWS, and if you
were using WWS, you wouldn't have used "Tslagi" for Cherokee.

> Though I did leave out at least one writing system
> that belongs in that list.
> John Cowan wrote:
> > I suspect he doesn't know which ones are ancient,
> though clearly he knows that some are.
> I was being lazy, in not marking which were ancient.
> [They are listed in a very specific order, with two or
> three at the end taht are out of sequence.]
> I will take up Peter Daniel's suggestion about the
> Smithsonian Gift Shop.

Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...