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

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, January 29, 2006, 8:09
On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 02:58:37 -0500, Jefferson Wilson
<jeffwilson63@...> wrote:

> However, the problem is not with any particular term, it's with the > whole phrase "arbitrary degree of branching." An "arbitrary > temperature" is any temperature at a particular location. An "arbitrary > degree of temperature" is meaningless since once you have a degree it is > no longer arbitrary. In just that manner, "arbitrary degree of > branching" is meaningless, which is why I need for it to be defined.
How about "a degree of branching subject to whim"? That agrees with your stated definition of "arbitrary". The implication of the phrase is clear: it seems possible to define (there's that word again, but without it, it's all a singularity) a writing system where any number of branches may be possible for some given grapheme. I don't know where this space-filling stuff came from, to be honest. I rather feel it may be some form of boojum. Paul


Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Jefferson Wilson <jeffwilson63@...>