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From:  James Womack
Date:  Wed Oct 6, 1999  11:13 am
Subject:  Re: writing & drawing

William McGruder wrote:
> An amusing thought just struck me concerning the discussion (argument, >if you
will) about writing and drawing: perhaps we're forgetting that >the alphabet
for spoken languages originated as drawn pictures.

It is my belief that writing, by it's nature is drawing.
One must formulate a sturcture or design representative or
real or imagined person, place, thing, or concept. In the case
of letters, sounds. The Chinese alphabet is actually pictureque
them item represented if I understand what Chinese friends have

Perhaps writing in reality exists only when we string these
together into a coherent pattern? Or perhaps true writing exists
only IF we use color or movement to represent words?

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