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PALI

Pali is an extinct language and the most ancient of the Middle Indic languages. It belongs to the Indic group of the Indo-European languages.The alphabet ascends to the ancient Indic syllabic script Brahmi. It was used approximately up to the 4th century A.D. At present ancient literary works in Pali are published in the Singahelse, Thai, Burmese and Khmer alphabets. It is used only as the literary language of the Buddhist scriptures.
Linguistic Lineage for Pali
India - Sri Lanka - Myanmar

Lord's Prayer

Source: "A Panorama of Indo-European Languages" by W.B. Lockwood, M.A., D. Litt. - London 1972
Contributed by Harold Lush - E-mail rom@netnitco.net

An 1850 Pali-Burmese version

Lord's Prayer

Source: Karl Faulmann "Illustrirte Geschichte der Schrift" - Wien 1880
"Illustrated History of Writing" - Vienna 1880
Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl - E-mail WKuhl44238@aol.com

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