Pahlavi language


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Pahlavi language

(pä`ləvē') or

Pehlevi language

(pā`–), member of the Iranian group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. Pahlavi is the form of the Persian language that followed Old Persian and preceded Modern Persian. Also called Middle Persian, it was used during the Sassanid, or Sassanian, rule of Persia (3d to 7th cent. A.D.). See Indo-IranianIndo-Iranian,
subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages, spoken by more than a billion people, chiefly in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (see The Indo-European Family of Languages, table).
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The question that poses itself is which Pahlavi language the poet is referring to.
An old Pahlavi-Pazand glossary, edited with an alphabetical index by Destur Hoshangji Jamaspji Asa, revised and enlarged, with an introductory essay on the Pahlavi language by Martin Haug.
He was one of the first poets to use the newly devised Persian alphabet, a transcription of the Pahlavi language using Arabic letters.