TurkishWings
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What Language Is This?

Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:23 pm

Dear all,

Can anyone tell me which language this is? I am thinking Persian but I am not sure...

Thanks

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flyingturtle
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RE: What Language Is This?

Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:55 pm

http://www.omniglot.com/ might be useful, but these horizontal bars with points (= numbers?) are giving me headaches. I've never seen them in any language.
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RE: What Language Is This?

Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:55 pm

Looks like Farsi/Arabic.
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RE: What Language Is This?

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:15 pm

Definitely some form of Arabic script with what looks to be Mayan-like numerals. Very strange. I see proper Arabic numerals in there (3, 8 so far from what I've read), so not sure what those lines are.
 
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RE: What Language Is This?

Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:13 am

Could it be ancient Turkish? My father was in Ankara before he was discharged from the American Army in the 1960s. A cab driver there showed my father the text by writing a few words but the cab driver burned the paper because he said the regeme would have thrown him in jail for supporting the opposition.
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