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Re: Non-linear full-2d writing (again)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, January 29, 2006, 20:07
On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 13:52:29 -0500, Jefferson Wilson
<jeffwilson63@...> wrote:

>>> 1 2 3 >>> \|/ >>> 4-O-5 >>> /|\ >>> 6 7 8 > > This shows a system made up of paired (2) connections. "\" (link) > connects to "1" and "O." "O" only has one connection, to link. Also in > this scheme "2" cannot immediately link to "5" since it becomes > indeterminate whether that also links "2" to "3" or "O."
Again, you're thinking in complicated and obfuscated mathematical jargon. Look at it as a purely graphical device. Forget the specialized technical meanings you have learned for words like "connection" and "link" and think of it as you might if you were an ordinary, average schoolchild, learning to write using that system. O is (non-technically) connected to eight other objects, by means of the eight lines which each lead to one of them. Most people do not conlang based on the axioms of information theory. I don't see why we should be con-scripting based on the axioms of map theory. If you're a loglanger, or potentially some other kind of engelanger, they're admirable goals to be sure, but for the rank and file they're somewhat lofty and obscure, and IMO ought to remain so, lest our craft become nothing more than a science. Paul


Jefferson Wilson <jeffwilson63@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>