SignWriting List Forum
Date: Wed Aug 25, 1999 5:06
"Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Subject: Re: question to linguists...
On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Martin 'Lolly' Lorenz wrote:
> just shortly:
> would you agree with me that SignWriting is a logographic script?
Not really. It actually has a very detailed phonetic description;
it's just not linear like other alphabets. Of course, most alphabets are
read using similar processes to the way logographic scripts are read, and
most logographic scripts have some phonetic component to them, so the line
is not sharp.
Angus B. Grieve-Smith
The University of New Mexico