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
> 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 Balinese scripts have been replaced by the Latin script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.