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Wanderwort origins and the Indus Valley Civilization?

There is no proof that the Indus valley language was Dravidian at all. Looking only at the geographical distribution of the Dravidian languages, it looks at the first sight that Brahui is an old relic ...
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Do Indus texts potentially have the oldest Indo-European text that we know of?

It is not even established that those symbols represent a language, because statistically they do not "fit" within either syllabary, alphabet or logographic systems. If we aren't even sure they're ...
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Is the writing system lineage of Indus script known?

The answer seems to be no. Asko Parpola, in his chapter on the Indus script in Daniels and Bright's The World's Writing Systems (1996), says: "it has no obvious genetic affinity with any other known ...
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Current prospective efforts in the decipherment of ancient scripts

Undeciphered languages do not always have a small corpus. For example, the Iberian language of eastern and southern Spain, or the Etruscan language of Italy, have large corpora but even so many ...
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Popular book(s) recommendation for start learning Linguistics keeping an interest in the Indus Valley script in mind

The previous recommendation of Catford is very good, but it's important for you to understand that the Indus Valley "Script" may not be a script at all but rather a set of markings, seal-...
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