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Re: Too complex scripts (was: Re: McGuffey Readers and animals)

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Sunday, March 27, 2005, 5:33
On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 18:25:55 +0100, Carsten Becker
<naranoieati@...> wrote:

> > Hehe, yes. Barry's brainchild is a leaf script with holes in > it for indicating vowels. I've never seen a longer example > of it, though. Is there one, Barry? BTW, this thread was > actually about "McGuffey Readers and animals"!!!!! Dammit!
Pah, McGuffey's readers is old hat, my man :) I never made a longer example of the leaf script, mostly because i'd run out of time to make one up when I had created that script. I might have to take it back up again though.
> > Look at all those nifty scripts like Malayalam/Tamil, > Java/Balinese, Thai/Khmer, or even Chinese. Those ones are > very complex actually, concerning either the system or the > letters or both, but are still used. The Javanese and > Balinese scripts have been replaced by the Latin script > according to Omniglot, though.
That's true, and that's my point, a script, even when used for natural languages doesn't always necessarily get "simplified". Many actually become more eomplex (like many of the Indic scripts have compared to their ancestral Brahmi). I think taking up of the Latin script is more because it's easier to communicate with the world when your language is written in an alphabet a lot of the world already uses. Plus it's easier to use Latin letters with computers as well. -- Inu payangyara unamey ati tal amariey ka sey, payangyara kria? Yanaysatra sonataya atan inu jumoey ati atan matawsara jumoey ati.