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
> 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.