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

From:Sanghyeon Seo <sanxiyn@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 6:59
On 5/4/05, Sai Emrys <saizai@...> wrote:
> Has anyone other than me attempted to make one, or theorized about how > one would do so & the consequences thereof? I'm fairly sure this is > true, but I can't find any examples thereof via Google...
SF writer Ted Chiang did that, in his short story "The Story of Your Life". You *must* read it! Here is a good review: Note the description of Heptapod B, how it is "semagram", not "logogram", how it is written in non-linear older, and how the writing system alters the thought process. (Sapir-Whorf, anyone?) Seo Sanghyeon


Sai Emrys <saizai@...>