Zhang Zhung script

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Zhang Zhung script

Postby kalden yungdrung » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:45 am

Dear members, :)

Like You may be would know had the ancient Tibet from before 800 a script which is called the Zhang Zhung Script.

After the great reformation etc. there was suddenly need of another script which was based on the Sanskrit language spoken or written only in Swat / Uddhiyana where the great Mahasiddhas, Naths lived.

Based on Sanskrit there was developed the new Tibetan or the Sarma language which counts untill anno data
2010.

All in all is the Zhang Zhung language spoken and written in the 18 Zhang Zhung kingdoms. These kingdoms were situated nearby the Silk Road (western Tibet) and so this language from Bon was wellknown.

Personal don't know if the rest of Tibet had a script like Central Tibet and eastern Tibet, but i guess of no.

http://www.babelstone.co.uk/ZhangZhung/Samples.html

Best wishes

In Bon
Kalden Yungdrung
THOUGH A MAN BE LEARNED
IF HE DOES NOT APPLY HIS KNOWLEDGE
HE RESEMBLES THE BLIND MAN
WHO WITH A LAMP IN THE HAND CANNOT SEE THE ROAD
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