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

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 17:06
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From: Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>

> The Star Trek Ferengi language does this.
Not just Ferengi, but also Cardassian, which looks somewhat like a crossword puzzle, with partially interlocking vertical and horizontal lines of glyphs that are too many in number to be syllabograms and too few in number to be logograms. My guess is a syllabary plus determinatives. It's hard to tell what is stylised decoration / logos and what is script, but I think Borg is also something other than a linear sequence of characters. I may be misremembering and/or misinterpreting, though. Paul