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Re: "Useful languages"

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Saturday, February 16, 2002, 23:23
Thanks for the info on piano keyboards.

Sequoyah lost much of his original work in a fire.
Also, some of Sequoyah's symbols were adapted to
typesetting with the help of a missionary--that's why
you have so many letters which look like Roman letters
right-side-up and upside-down, and also why some are
so similar, eg "ta" and "la" (a real pain!).

I haven't checked the IU Libraries for books.  The
public library here has only two dictionaries/primers.
 There is plenty of stuff on the internet,
though--including books for purchase, and a bilingual
news site.


--- Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:
> From: "Clint Jackson Baker" <litrex1@...> > > > | > I only see 85 in Unicode, unless there are some > rare > | > variants that didn't get > | > included. > | > > | > | Sorry, I *really* can't count. I must have been > | thinking of piano keys... > > And I'm thinking of a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand > which has 97 keys (Tori Amos > plays one). MIDI specs only allows 127 possible > notes.... > > Sorry about the off-topic, but where could I find > info on earlier versions of > Tsalagi syllabry, like when Sequoyah had 250-odd > characters? And I'll chk at the > local library if they have anything on Cherokee <G> > "nah". There's a book on > world writing systems that lists almost everything, > including Native American > languages. > > ~Danny~ > > >
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