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Re: Joseph Smith the Conlanger?

From:damien perrotin <erwan.arskoul@...>
Date:Monday, March 14, 2005, 18:04
Skrivet gant Joe:

> caeruleancentaur wrote: > >> >> >> So how, then, do we define "conscript"? I define it as a script >> created by an individual (maybe several) principally for his or her >> or their own amusement. A "regular" script is a creation by someone >> (s) for the purpose of communicating with others. Of course, there >> will always be examples that fit in both categories. >> >> >> > > I'd define a conscript as an alphabet, the invention of which we can > attribute to one historical person/people. So, Hangeul, Cherokee, > Cree(And Ojibwa, Inuktitut, etc.). >
The problem is where to draw the line. Cyrilic was designed by two byzantine missionaries but evolved afterward . It is also likely that proto-sinaitic was consciously designed, even if inspired by Egyptian Heroglyphs
> However, the Roman alphabet is an evolution of the Italic alphabet, > which is an evolution of the Greek alphabet, etc.
Thechnically it was an adaptation of the Etruscan alphabet, which had, in turn been borrowed from western greek.