THE EVIDENCE OF A SCRIPT IN SRI LANKA FOR THE LAST 2600 YEARS.
ONE OF THE 5 OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ALPHABETS…AND WHY YOU’LL NEVER LEARN TO READ THEM
. Sinhalese (Sri Lanka)
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Considered one of the most expansive alphabets in the world, Sinhalese has more than 50 phonemes, though only 38 are frequently used in contemporary writing. Still taught in Buddhist monasteries and schools, the language is the mother tongue for more than half of Sri Lanka’s 21 million inhabitants.
Its low geographical relevance (confined to the island of Sri Lanka) is its greatest threat. Restricted to a piece of land surrounded by water, Sinhalese writing has until now and is likely to endure for a good while yet, even if its usage decreases over time. I GOT THIS ON AN E MAIL.
Pre-History; Sri Lanka is an small Island in the Indian Ocean…
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