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Indo-Aryan Hypothesis argument[edit]

In the Indus_script#Miscellaneous_hypotheses section the possibility of a (non-Sanskrit) Indo-Aryan language is introduced. The current texts objects to the thesis saying:

"However, there are many problems with this hypothesis. A major one includes: Since the people belonging to the Indo-European cultures were always on the move, horses played a very important role in their lives or as Parpola put it, "There is no escape from the fact that the horse played a central role in the Vedic and Iranian cultures..." (Parpola, 1986)."

but does not relate this fact to anything else- why is the centrality of the horse something that makes an Indo-Aryan language unlikely? Was text deleted, or is part of the argument missing? I also can't locate the reference given- there is a 1987 Parpola publication in the reference list, but no 1986. --Spasemunki (talk) 23:50, 8 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remove Keezhadi[edit]

The finds at Keezhadi are so trivial. Only Tamil nationalists promotes this theory. The evidence is weak for any connection with Keezhadi. ChandlerMinh (talk) 09:53, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A comparison with Turkish Runes[edit]

Undeciphered Indus script and Turkish runes

Turkish Orhun runes seem to be the simplified/stylized versions of Indus signs. Very interesting, isn't it? Look at the link below! I compared them to each other.

Where is the junction?

Comparison Indus Script vs Turkish Runes

Source for Indus Script signs:

Indus Script signs

UzunbacakAdem (talk) 10:38, 5 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Writing direction[edit]

This talk by Rajesh Rao claims the writing was right to left, discussing both the compression and the pottery evidence. T039mwftulnm0l (talk) 19:02, 30 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Earliest discovered script[edit]

It there nothing more recent than 2006? Doug Weller talk 16:14, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Broken Font link[edit]

The link referenced under "Go to font packages at the National Fund for Mohenjodaro" is broken, trying to make visitors install malware. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:41, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Malware? Doesn't seem to be trying to install anything on my end at all, it's just a dead end that goes to a blank page. You can access the original page at the archive referenced in the section, and the download button there just gives you a zip folder with the font.
Regardless, I've added an archive link to the link, so that clicking through any links there should automatically take you to an archived copy of the link. – Scyrme (talk) 16:56, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Alphabet of the Sindhu Prakrit (The Decipherment of the Indus script)[edit]

It's an intial decipherment of the Indus valley civilization Mahaveer H Muhammad (talk) 05:58, 23 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yajna Devam[edit]

There are at least two dozen papers deciphering the script as Sanskrit. You can't add just one paper just because it is popular on social media. Papers uploaded on is not WP:RS ChandlerMinh (talk) 15:48, 5 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]