Re: AW: Greek/Etruscan/Gothic Unification Proposal

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Nov 21 1997 - 16:08:04 EST

Marc Wilhelm Kuester wrote:

> [T]o use Mark Davis' words: native
> speakers or experts in the case of dead languages should consider the
> result as being a correct and readable representation of the text.
> [E]xperts in the field would consider it acceptable (not
> necessarily beautiful!) to find their sources rendered in the other script
> and vice versa: [i]f a majority or even a sizable minority would not,
> then give that script a distinct code range.

In that case, Gothic should be unified with Latin, because almost
all Gothicists, except those actually concerned with palaeography,
seem to consider Latin transliteration perfectly acceptable!
The same seems to be true of Etruscan/Oscan/Umbrian.

John Cowan
			e'osai ko sarji la lojban

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