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From:tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
Date:Friday, October 14, 2005, 18:03
--- In, Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@W...>
> wrote: > [snip] > Old Albic, in its own featural alphabet, is written bottom-to-top, > starting on the left side. > [snip]
1. Is Old Albic's featural alphabet available on-line? Where? 2. "Featural Alphabets" really intrigue me. Alexander Melville Bell's "Visible Speech" system is the closest thing to a "Featural Alphabet" I've ever seen. King Sejong's Hangeul system for Korean is supposed to be a featurography, but I don't think it really is. Something that had each "characteristic feature" denoted by a particular one of Gary's tinkertoys would be more of a "featural alphabet". Is anyone onlist aware of any "featural alphabets" predating the existence of the ConLang list? Thank you. Tom H.C. in MI


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