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Laṇḍā script


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


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A member of the northern Indian group of scripts, the Laṇḍā script is derived from the tenth-century Śāradā (also Sharada) script. It was first used by Hindu merchants in Punjab and Sind, where it was called Baniy , and is said to be the predecessor of the sixteenth-century gurmukhī script . The earliest attested variety had only one independent V grapheme, that for a , which was used for all initial Vs ( table 2 ). In 1868 the Laṇḍā script was adapted to serve as the medium of writing Sindhī. In this form it is equipped with a full set of V graphemes. See also indian writing systems . Table 2 The Laṇḍā script in its old form and Sindhī adaptation ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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