|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 31, 2004, 1:32|
On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 09:34:38 +0100, Peter Bleackley
> For example, if
> phonoglyphs were used for writing English, the graphemes for [m] [&] and
> [n], arranged to represent a human figure, would represent man. [fo:]
> to represent an ear, [no:] to represent the shaft of a pen, and [glIf] to
> represent the nib of a pen would be the spelling of "Phonoglyph".
See also Mayan "calligraphy". I don't have URLs to hand (and Google isn't
100% helpful at short notice), but they did some wild & woolly things with
their writing very similar to that, on occasion. I think other South- and
Meso-American pre-scripts were also heading in that direction, but that's
jsut a hunch.