ꯕꯥꯡꯂꯥ-ꯑꯁꯃꯤꯌꯥ ꯃꯌꯦꯛ

ꯋꯤꯀꯤꯄꯦꯗꯤꯌꯥ ꯗꯒꯤ
Time period
c. 1100–present
Parent systems
Child systems
ꯑꯁꯥꯃꯤꯁ, Bengali, Anga Lipi
ꯑꯥꯏꯑꯦꯁꯑꯣ ꯱꯵꯹꯲꯴Beng, 325
Unicode alias
U+0980–U+09FF (Bengali),
U+011480–U+0114DF (Tirhuta)
[a] The Semitic origin of Brahmic scripts is not universally agreed upon.[꯱]

ꯕꯥꯡꯂꯥ-ꯑꯁꯃꯤꯌꯥ ꯃꯌꯦꯛ (ꯕꯪꯒꯥꯂꯤ-ꯑꯁꯥꯃꯤ ꯃꯌꯦꯛ) (ꯅꯣꯡꯄꯣꯛꯀꯤ ꯅꯥꯒꯔꯤ ꯃꯌꯦꯛ) (ꯕꯪꯒꯥꯂꯤ ꯃꯌꯦꯛ) (বাংলা-অসমীয় ময়েক্) (ꯏꯪꯂꯤꯁ:Bengali-Assamese script) ꯍꯥꯏꯕꯁꯤ ꯕ꯭ꯔꯥꯍꯃꯤ ꯃꯌꯦꯛꯇꯒꯤ ꯊꯪꯊꯔꯛꯄ ꯑꯅꯧꯕ ꯃꯇꯝꯒꯤ ꯅꯣꯡꯄꯣꯛ ꯂꯝꯒꯤ ꯃꯌꯦꯛꯅꯤ ꯫

ꯁꯤꯁꯨ ꯌꯦꯡꯎ[ꯁꯦꯝꯒꯠꯂꯨ | ꯁꯦꯝꯒꯠꯂꯛꯄꯒꯤ ꯍꯧꯔꯛꯐꯝ]

ꯃꯇꯦꯡ ꯂꯧꯔꯛꯐꯝ[ꯁꯦꯝꯒꯠꯂꯨ | ꯁꯦꯝꯒꯠꯂꯛꯄꯒꯤ ꯍꯧꯔꯛꯐꯝ]

  1. ꯱.꯰ ꯱.꯱ 'The theory of a Semitic origin for Brahmi, [as opposed to Indus origin], does have a strong, if not entirely conclusive, body of concrete evidence in its favor.' and 'For even many of the supporters of the Semitic hypothesis concede that, in Dani's words, "[T]he BrahmT letters are not literally 'derived' from the Semitic letters as is commonly understood, but are only based on them" (DIP 29).' (Salomon 1998:29)
  2. 'The terminology for the various premodern Brahmi-derived scripts is, however, largely unstandardized and typically made up ad hoc, due mainly to the lack of attested indigenous terms for many of them (2.1.1). D. C. Sircar broadly categorizes the stages of development into "Early," "Middle," and "Late Brahmi" periods, corresponding (in northern India) to the third through first centuries B.C., the first century B.C. through third century A.D., and the fourth through sixth centuries A.D., respectively (HEP 113), though others refer to his "Late Brahmi" as "Gupta script".' (Salomon 1998:19)
  3. "Around the late sixth century, the so-called Gupta script of northern India evolved into a distinct new script for which the preferred name is Siddhamatrka." (Salomon 1998:39)
  4. "In the northeast, the local derivative of Siddhamatrka was the script knownas Proto-Bengali or Gaudi, which was current from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries." (Salomon 1998:41)