|Date:||Monday, March 14, 2005, 16:43|
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.). However, the Roman alphabet is an evolution of the Italic alphabet, which is an evolution of the Greek alphabet, etc.
|damien perrotin <erwan.arskoul@...>|