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Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?

From:Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
Date:Friday, May 6, 2005, 4:40
> If you can paste a past prefix "k-", the indicative infix "-kc-", the 1st > person's suffix for the subject "-tb", and the 2nd person's suffix for the > object "-dww" to the root for "to love" "-gg-hp-".
But that would be utterly silly. Why use a symbol system whose only redeeming feature is portraying phonetic representation (or some bastardized version thereof) if it's not relevant to you? It seems obvious to me that a visual-only language would be ideographic at minimum, and most likely in a rather complex way - you would need a visual morphology, for one, and a better syntax than one that is constrained to linearity by a need to replicate / follow speech. - Sai