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Re: Non-linear writing systems: an early seed of my idea

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Saturday, May 6, 2006, 21:36
Of course; I'm familiar with that.

The idea of this though is to have *all* of the language be like that
- and moreover (hence NL) to optimize for semantic rather than
phonetic encoding.

 - Sai

On 5/5/06, Chris Weimer <Christopher.M.Weimer@...> wrote:
> Sai, > > Actually, Ancient Egyptian used determinatives in reading which were > not otherwise pronounced - it included just a sign to show what the > word was referring to (like man or woman or scribe etc...). So the > idea is not *entirely* foreign. Also, non-phonetic languages such as > English or French have something akin to determinatives in the way the > word is written. For example, in French, "parle, parles, parlet" are > all pronounced the same, but do realize if the word is 2nd person > singular or 3rd person singular, they add a letter. Now given that it > was once pronounced, currently it is not done so. Likewise, the k..w > of know differs from the other word no not in pronunciation but only > in writing. > > best regards, > > Chris Weimer > > > --- In, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote: > > > > > > > > Just found this when digging through my blog archives for something > else. > > > > May be interesting to some of you. > > > > - Sai > > >