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08/11/2016

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IA

The use of ڢ and عـ with a big ring might suggest that it is from the Maghreb. Furthermore, the form qṛa is used throughout all of the Maghreb.
Could this be an early form of the Maghribi script, which developed from the Kufic script?

The problem, however, is that the Maghreb was only conquered in the 7th century, lost, and reconquered in the 11th. If this papyrus is from the 7th/8th century, it is impossible to be from the Maghreb...

I read somewhere that Makka's or Madina's dialect lost the glottal stop. I think that's a more plausible theory.

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