Ancient Vietnamese writing decoded
VietNamNet Bridge – On January 29, researcher Do Van Xuyen launched the book “A journey to find Ancient Vietnamese writing” in Hanoi and talked with other researchers of ancient Vietnamese writing.

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The modern Vietnamese scripts (left) and the ancient Vietnamese scripts.

In “A journey to find Ancient Vietnamese writing,” author Do Van Xuyen attempts to decode an ancient Vietnamese writing system – the writing of a brilliant civilization from the dynasty of the Hung Kings who built up the Van Lang Country.

The book, consisting 120 pages, proved that the Vietnamese had a writing system from the Hung Kings period. He also pointed out the educational map in this period, the list of teachers in Hung King dynasty, some ancient Vietnamese books stored at Son La Museum and other objects kept throughout the world, like the Bronze drum of Vietnam formally displayed at the Museum of Paris (France).

On the basis of scientific criteria, Xuyen has demonstrated that there were no accents in this ancient Vietnamese writing system. He said that for thousands of years, domestic and foreign scientists confirmed that Vietnamese writing appeared very early.

The book marks 50 years of perseverance and persistence, with a pure heart and a deep love for the country of the senior researcher.

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He has gone to the end of the journey to find the ancient Vietnamese writing with his own direction: coming back to the people. Because he is aware of the important role of the people in the storage and preservation of historical monuments which helped him fulfill the research work.

In 50 years of the arduous journey, he was not afraid to go to the remote and mountainous areas to find the “strange" writing. He wants to declare to the world that the Vietnamese have their own writing, Khoa Dau, which was created from prehistoric times and has been lost for the past 2,000 years.
Now the researcher only uses the ancient Vietnamese script in writing.

Ancient Vietnamese words are also called Khoa Dau words. The writing of the Hung Dynasty, shaped like tadpoles, were confirmed by many domestic and foreign researchers, such as Professor Ha Van Tan, Professor Buu Cam and Professor Do Quang Vinh, but no one had been able to decode the ancient Vietnamese text since the uprising of Hai Ba Trung.

However, no one has deciphered the ancient Vietnamese words, which has been lost since the revolt of Hai Ba Trung.

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