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AEN NEW ARTICLE: finds evidence for proto-Hamza in 1st century AH Arabic inscriptions -- potentially revolutionary discoveries. Read the entire article open access here: ! Can you spot the proto-Hamza (a dot above the alif) in this text?
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Ariz Kader 1 May 18
Replying to @AENJournal @MayShaddel
I have a somewhat unrelated question to this. Does a meaningful pre-Islamic but Arabic script corpus exist? If so, could you point towards some extant examples?
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AEN 2 May 18
Replying to @KaderAriz @MayShaddel
The edition of the darb al-bakrah inscriptions (that contain most of the Nabataeo-Arabic inscriptions) will be published soon. i would include these texts into the corpus of pre-islamic arabic script inscriptions...
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May Shaddel 1 May 18
I agree. If an image of the dated inscription of Zuhayr taken from its right side were to surface, we'd be able to better judge this. Hopefully it soon will. Btw, we've now discovered further attestations of the proto-hamza which are more or less clear.
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May Shaddel 1 May 18
Yes, Ahmad et al's article on Yazīd the king graffito first alerted me to its existence. I then accidentally found it in the Qays inscription and then, this time while looking for it, in the two Zuhayr inscriptions.
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May Shaddel 1 May 18
Sources are almost agreed he was stabbed days before end of 23, but it took him a few days to die, so one or two reports put his death at the 1st (or even 3rd) day of 24. I'm inclined to think he died during 23, for, per tradition, ʿUthmān received allegiance on 1st day of 24.
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orbi 1 May 18
How reliable is the Zuhayr black and white pic for study since even the low definition colour pic used by Ghabban led to the wrong identification of diacritical dots? Can we rely on the black and white pic without a HD colour pic?
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May Shaddel 1 May 18
Haha, yes! It's arranged chronologically (24, 35, and 60-64 AH). And thank you!
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May Shaddel 1 May 18
I think 'assassination', in its modern journalistic sense, is the act of carrying out an attempt on somebody's life, the target's death (or survival) being a different issue, but maybe yes, the sentence is a bit badly worded. (I'm a pedant, so I enjoy this kind of discussion!)
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