Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Thagojian Alphabet

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, October 5, 2003, 18:01
Paul Bennett scripsit:

> The position of {u} matches the position of digamma, but it's not > clear how the glyph (which looks like a roman "S") originated.
I figured this out later last night reading Nick Nicholas's excellent pages on Unicode and Greek script. The digamma in its function as a number got mixed up with stigma, the old sigma-tau ligature, and you now typically see either stigma or sigma tau as the equivalent of VI. This is where Coptic sou comes from. However, Coptic itself never used this character as anything but a number, and I doubt any other Coptic-script language would either. Coptic is being disunified from Greek in Unicode, BTW. -- "Kill Gorg )Bûn! Kill orc-folk! John Cowan No other words please Wild Men. Drive away bad air and darkness with bright iron!" --Gh )Bân-buri-Ghân