[b-hebrew] ALEF-LAMED combo

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Thu Jul 10 09:21:52 EDT 2003


Intersesting! I had preveiously speculated that the ligature had developed
under Arabic influence.

Yigal



At 11:44 PM 7/9/2003 EDT, Bearpecs at aol.com wrote:
>
>This is from _The Book of Hebrew Script: History, Palaegography, Script 
>Styles, Calligraphy & Design_ by Ada Yardeni [(c) 2002, Carta, Jerusalem]:
>p. 220
>" A few manuscripts from Egypt, and especially from Fustat (old Cairo),
where 
>a large Jewish community existed, show definite characteristics of a 
>semi-cursive 'Eastern' hand.  This script is represented here by a
document from 
>Fustat dating from the year 1100, ...  Each letter appears in several
vaiant forms. 
> There are no ornaments and almost no ligatures, except for that of 'Alef
and 
>Lamed."
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