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Re: boustrophedon in Re: yet another romance conlang

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Thursday, January 6, 2000, 5:30
On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, John Cowan wrote:

> > And anyway, i said it's "commonly" written that way.....with the highly > > fractured conculture i'm trying to develop, there'd be some factions > > (unassimilated colonists, hellenists) who would write only in the latin > > script, and others (cultural zealots, religious officials) who would > > write only in the hebrew script (if people descended idealogically from > > zealots would speak in a romance language at all). > > Reasonable.
I could see this developing as a gesture toward political correctness. If faction A used Hebrew and faction B used Latin albphabets, it seems reasonable that faction C, not wanting to piss of either faction A or faction B, might begin to alternate. Before you think this is a dumb idea, John, consider the current linguistic climate in American academia. Attempts to use our language more inclusively has led to such structures as: he/she s/he everyone. . . they This is a smaller change but I could see a culture *more* divided developing even *greater* attempts to unify. Hmm.