Re: Pleremic? Kenemic? It's all Martian to me.
|From:||Raymond A. Brown <raybrown@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 22, 1999, 20:57|
At 3:35 pm -0400 22/4/99, Brian Betty wrote:
>Raimundus A. Brown scripsit: "Interestingly, the terms "pleremic" and
>"cenemic" are standardly applied to writing systems, meaning roughly
>"meaning-based" and "sound-based". (Specifically, the symbols of pleremic
>writing systems *represent* senses, whereas the symbols of cenemic writing
>systems *discriminate between* senses.) No writing system is entirely
>either, but Spanish is very cenemic, whereas Chinese is very pleremic."
Minime!! Ista uerba alius scripsit, haud ego.