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

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Monday, January 23, 2006, 3:17
> The Glyphica Arcana is a two-dimensional system, but I've joined > since May.
Linky? And what do *you* mean by "two-dimensional"?
> > Second, a few specific points for pondering: > > * how to have sememes that overlap or intertwine? > > Sememe?
The equivalent of a "word", but exclusively depicting meaning (not sound / etc).
> > * how to show a conversation or interplay of ideas? > > - how to deal with converting, or obviating, the temporal-sequential > > nature of normal conversation? > > Aren't conversations linear by definition?
Transcribing a spoken conversation? Yes, certainly. But I would say that writing the *essence* of a conversation - i.e. the interplay of ideas - need not necessarily be linear. (At least, for conversations that have actual content.) Parts that rely on actual sequence of events (or sequence of processing, e.g. having understood X only after hearing Y) would obviously be a bit more difficult. - Sai


Jefferson Wilson <jeffwilson63@...>