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From:  Bill Reese
Date:  Sat Mar 9, 2002  4:22 pm
Subject:  Re: "Real" writing systems

Sounds like time for a written language comparison page. ;-)


"Angus B. Grieve-Smith" wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Mar 2002, Valerie Sutton wrote:
> > I guess "real" to them means "established" or "something that looks
> > exactly like the Roman alphabet"...
> That's a funny one too. Newkirk notation uses the Roman alphabet,
> and no one seems too interested in it. Apparently the SignFont committee
> rejected that aspect of it, because they wanted something a bit different
> from the Roman alphabet!
> My understanding is that these are common reactions to almost any
> proposed alphabet: one group thinks it should look just like the Roman
> alphabet, and the other thinks it should be somewhat different, to reflect
> the difference in cultures.
> -Angus B. Grieve-Smith
> Linguistics Department
> University of New Mexico

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6489 Re: "Real" writing systems Angus B. Grieve-Smith Mon  3/11/2002

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