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          Syllabary found on ancient Basque inscriptions of Spain and Portugal, untranslated until 1979, when Barry Fell noted a match with the Algonquian syllabary of Canada.  He was able to give phonetic renderings of the ancient Iberian inscriptions.  That these are indeed written in an early form of Basque language was confirmed in 1980 and 1981 by Imanol Agire, the Basque epigrapher, lexicographer, and authority on the history of world alphabets (Fell 1982).