By Campbell Morris
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400 bc. Members of the Angirasa and KāŘva clans formed the bulk of its poets, who treated the hymns as the clans’ private property. In time, Vedic schools called Śākhās (branches) developed to control and protect the transmission of texts, which usually resulted in a school adhering to a speciﬁc text. These various schools created an interpretive body of literature as reﬂected in various BrāhmaŘic and sūtra types of literature. The Sāma Veda, for instance, represents material drawn from the Rig Veda with the exception of 75 hymns.
Besides its textual aspect, the Ķadīth consisted of a transmissional chain (isnād), such as the following example: A says that he heard it from B, who received it on the authority of C, who said this on the authority of D that the prophet said. These reports were accepted as authoritative secondary sources of Islam by the middle of the 9th century. Scholars collected, sifted, and systematized the traditions until six collections became authoritative. When deciding which reports were authentic, scholars focused on the transmissional chain in an attempt to assess the character and reliability of the transmitters’ memories.
Ing labels are useful to remind us of the predominant nature of different systems. The tree shown in Fig. 3 divides writing systems according to this criterion, not according to their age; it does not show how one writing system may have given rise to another historically. ) Thus, the Phoenician script is labelled a ‘consonantal alphabet’, with the emphasis on its consonants and without signiﬁcant logography, in contrast to the ‘logo-consonantal’ system of Egyptian hieroglyphs, where logography dominates but there is also a phonetic element based on the consonants—24 signs, each representing a consonant.
Advanced paper aircraft construction Mk III: 12 high performance models and why they fly by Campbell Morris