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

From:Jefferson Wilson <jeffwilson63@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 25, 2006, 20:11
Yahya Abdal-Aziz wrote:

> Hi Jeff, or do you prefer Jefferson?
Whichever won't be confused.
> If I understand you correctly, the GA is concerned with > encoding ideas rather than speech, and (possibly) with > encoding the relationships between ideas rather than > between parts of speech.
I actually haven't thought about this. I'd say that the Glyphica Arcana encodes "conceptual structures." That is the individual glyphs represent concepts, which are then organized and placed in patterns which correspond to normal linguistic sentences. I haven't done enough development at this point to begin linking sentences into larger structures.
> The rôle of the markers you mention is unclear to me.
They provide the GA's grammar: coordination (conjunctions), distinction (subject, object, adjective, etc.), transformation (gerunds, infinitives, etc.), allocation (modifications on the separate distinctions).
> However, since you identify four natural areas for their > attachment to glyphs, it seems likely that the results could > not be understood as having less than five dimensions.
I don't think coordination markers count since they don't change the meaning of the base glyph, but I actually think five dimensions is conservative.
> Where can I learn more about teh GA? -- Jefferson