Persian Language & Literature

Pahlavi Script


Pahlavi script developed from the Aramaic alphabet and became the official script of the Sassanid Empire (224-651 CE). It changed little during the time it was in use, but around the 5th century CE, it spawned a number of new scripts, including the Psalter and Avestan scripts.


Notable Features
  • Written from right to left in horizontal lines.
  • Only some vowels are indicated and the letters used to represent them have multiple pronunciations.
  • The letters marked in red were used to write loan words from Aramaic.



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