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Re: In Its Own Script (was: Workshops Review #4)

From:Balazs Sudar <conlang@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 23:04
Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...> 2003.01.15. 14:11:52 -8h-kor írta:

> Similar, to be sure, since modern western letter > forms are descended from medieval Latin letter > forms. Big capital letter inscriptions are easy > enough to read (though not necessarily to > decipher!); hand written texts are very hard to > deal with. I've seen a few metal tablets written > in Latin (one I think was in the Prado - > somewhere in Madrid, anyway) and I couldn't read > it. And it wasn't due to corrosion or wear, > either. The letters were just not familliar. So I > think it's not too far from reality to say that > Latin isn't taught in its own script.
AFAIK Latin had a different script in the beginning, from that our "latin" script is only a descendant... B -- I lúme vin deí asi mosted! May Heaven give you its grace! Balazs Sudar <conlang@...>