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Gabriel S Reynolds
If you're interested in the origins of the Arabic script don't miss this article by on the "proto-hamza" (dots!) in early inscriptions:
The present article re-edits three early Islamic inscriptions that exhibit an orthographic feature believed to represent the glottal stop (hamz). Overall, this orthographic device (referred to as...
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Martin 4 May 18
Perhaps a bit of the topic but what do you think about Hollands "In the shadow of the sword"?
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Ileana Cosentino 6 May 18
Thx so much Gabriel... Bye from Tanger
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asbjørn berg 4 May 18
Robert Martin Kerr claims that the Quran originated in northwest Arabia. Do this findings support his views?
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May Shaddel 4 May 18
That idea is nuts. As I point out in the intro, the dialect of the Quran had lost the glottal stop before Islam, while the proto-hamza has only been found in N.W. Arabia, where it hadn't been lost. In other words, the dialect of the Quran is different from that of N.W. Arabia.
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asbjørn berg 4 May 18
Do this findings support Christopher Luxenberg's theories of the origin of the Quran?
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Marijn van Putten 4 May 18
No. There's absolutely nothing about the presence of the proto-hamzah that would help prove is theories. If anything the exact opposite.
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