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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. Raimundus.