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Re: Phonoglyphs

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 31, 2004, 1:32
On Tue, 30 Mar 2004 09:34:38 +0100, Peter Bleackley
<Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote:

> 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:] > made > 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. Paul