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logographic languages as reforms (was "PinYin - Reformed Latin-script Mandarin writing")

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Saturday, May 6, 2000, 21:21
In a message dated 2000/05/06 07:19:35 PM

>> Maybe the "West" needs to create its own logographic system. Now >> that would be a language reform. ;) >
Danny wrote:
>English might as well use a logographic system. I'm really impressed >with Blissymbolics, though. (That could be used for other languages, >just as Chinese characters are used outside of China.)
Perhaps one day - in the future, mayhaps even the near-future, there may be a "mutant" convergence of Chinese (or Chinese-like) logographix & Blissymbolix (or Blissymbolix-like) logographix. That maybe very truly interesting (& I do not mean that in a Chinese curse fashion either [a Chinese curse: "may you live in interesting times."]) Imagine highly-charged concepts like "Anarcho-Futurism," "Neo-Capitalistic Multi-Culturalism" & "Fascistic Neo-Tribalism" translated into a logographic language done without: * too much circumoluction or "logographic overloaded-ness" * semantic "blurriness"/distortion (or partisan bias). That is the challenge... & that is where a Chinese-like metaphoric/poetic sensibility IMHO may be a good approach. okay I have rambled enough...