|SignWriting List Forum|
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?