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OT: Japanese spirit writing

From:William Annis <annis@...>
Date:Monday, March 11, 2002, 15:51
I've been trying to remember the name of this for weeks now, and I
cannot.  Web searches have not been helpful, either.

When I was in college, oh those many years ago, at the University of
Texas (Austin), I accidentally came across a survey of writing systems
in Japan.  In Japanese.  One of the syllabaries given was apparently
used by "spirits" or something like that.  It's a very sqiggly writing
system, but at the time I thought it looked pretty cool.

Has anyone else heard of this, or am I hallucinating?  Can anyone give
a name for this?

William Annis  -  System Administrator -  Biomedical Computing Group
"When men are inhuman, take care not to feel towards them as they do
towards other humans."                       Marcus Aurelius  VII.65