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Betreft: Ferengi (was Re: Scripts in 3-D?)

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Thursday, January 13, 2000, 8:10
>>> Paul Bennett <paulnkathy@...> 01/12 11:31 >>> > > What gets me thinking is that 'lines' (for want of a better word) of > script split in the middle and branch off into two different > directions, or into two parallel lines. > > IMO those splits happen at the point where clauses or phrases > split, ie at the words {and}, {but}, {with}, {notwithstanding} and/or > relative or dependant clause markers. > > It seems to me that such a language would have to have an > exceedingly free word and phrase order, as although lines split, > they never recombine. Actually, since IMO the characters of the > script don't directly represent words, there's no reason why the > workings of the written script should match the syntax of the > spoken language.
Reminds me of making mindmaps! I never thought of a writing system that would works like this. I like it. Rob