Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: a new person on the list

From:Ph.D. <phil@...>
Date:Monday, August 29, 2005, 3:15
Daniels and Bright is a very scholarly book. It's about 900 pages and
is expensive.  You might want to look at *Writing Systems of the World*
by Nakanishi. It's only 122 pages, but it shows every writing system
currently in use in the world's newspapers. For each writing system,
there is a chart giving sound values and related information. It doesn't
have all the scholarly historical information on each script, and it
doesn't treat older scripts that are no longer in use, but used copies
are available for under US$10.

--Ph. D.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eduard Ralph" <conlang@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 10:41 PM
Subject: AW: a new person on the list

> Hi, > > I looked and the books you suggested and the links suggested here. > Like Taliesin said, the one from Daniels & Bright is expensive > (Amazon wants 180 Euros for the book). I'll go with the other ones > and see about the last one in time. :-) > One thing: the link to the page seems broken. At least I can't > reach the server any more. > > Thanks again, > Eduard