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  • The hypothesis of Achaemenid "alloglottography" (Gershevitch 1979) holds that Achaemenid Elamite was a medium for transmitting texts that were conceived and dictated in Old Iranian languages, to be read out and understood as Old Iranian texts . . .

    — Matthew Stolper, 'Elamite', in Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the World's Ancient Languages

    ref. is to: Gershevitch, Ilya, 1979, 'The alloglottography of Old Persian', Trans. Phil. Soc. London

    January 20, 2009