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
--- Danny Wier <dawier@...> wrote:
> From: "Clint Jackson Baker" <litrex1@...>
> | > I only see 85 in Unicode, unless there are some
> | > 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
> 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
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