Punic    Punic

Punic was a semitic language descended from Phoenican and spoken until about the 4th Century AD in Carthage in what is now Tunisia, and other parts of North Africa and around the Mediterreaen. The Punic alphabet developed from the Phoenician alphabet and was used for monumental inscriptions, while the cursive Neo-Punic alphabet was used elsewhere.

Notable features

Neo-Punic alphabet

Neo-Punic Alphabet

Sample text

Sample text in Neo-Punic from Tunisia

Links

Details of the Punic language and alphabet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punic_language
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/408687/Neo-Punic-alphabet

Neo-Punic Inscriptions and Coin Legends
http://www.punic.co.uk/projects/neopunic-inscr/puninscr.html

Late Punic epigraphy, (on Google books)
http://tinyurl.com/o9q5o4

Semitic languages

Akkadian, Amharic, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Aramaic, Argobba, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Canaanite, Chaha, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Ge'ez, Hadhramautic, Hebrew, Himyaritic, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Maltese, Mandaic, Nabataean, Neo-Mandaic, Phoenician, Punic, Qatabanic, Sabaean, Sabaic, Silt'e, Syriac, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo, Ugaritic, Western Neo-Aramaic

Consonant alphabets (Abjads)

Ancient Berber, Arabic, Hebrew, Mandaic, Manichaean, Middle Persian, Nabataean, Parthian, Phoenician, Paleo-Hebrew, Proto-Sinaitic / Proto-Canaanite, Psalter, Punic, Sabaean, Samaritan, Sogdian, South Arabian, Syriac, Tifinagh, Ugaritic


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