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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th July 2007, 11:18 AM
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Posted By beoram
The first signs must almost certainly be...

The first signs must almost certainly be 'letters' rather than numerals, the shapes are too distinctive (esp. with the vowel-matras). The first 'letter' could be perhaps either 'po' or 'pii'.

The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th June 2007, 02:10 AM
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Posted By beoram
Though at least in some of the Hindu ritual...

Though at least in some of the Hindu ritual texts, it is prescribed that the animals sacrificed be strangled or smothered to death -- so that the death is bloodless.

But in practice, I have only see...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th June 2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,300
Posted By beoram
Spiral

Spiral,

Many thanks for a very informative article!

You said this is based on an article you did for swordforum? I couldn't find that one.

In any case, a very well-written article which made the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st June 2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,732
Posted By beoram
Interesting. So are katars very well adapted to...

Interesting. So are katars very well adapted to slashing? Do the earliest katars appear to be designed for stabbing or slashing?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th May 2007, 06:23 AM
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Views: 8,840
Posted By beoram
In Hindi (and Nepali), the word is spelled as...

In Hindi (and Nepali), the word is spelled as kaTaar (see transcription key (http://www.ikrhs.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=285)), and seems to derive from (an unattested) Old Indo-Aryan/'Sanskrit' word...
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