Re: Clarification, please, was Re: Berber/Tifinagh

Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 06:38:00 EST

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    > At this point, I'm a bit puzzled about the circumstances in which an
    > alphabet is a cipher of another, and when it isn't. In an offlist
    > conversation, you, I, and others seemed to arrive at the consensus that
    > the Theban "magickal script" was a cipher of Latin. And many years ago,
    > you raised the question of whether Etruscan was a ciper of either Latin
    > or Greek (as we both know now, it isn't). I assumed that the criteria
    > were (1) the scripts can be used interchangeably to write a single
    > language, and (2) there is a one-to-one correspondence between their glyphs.

    That can be easily disproven as a definition of a cipher by creating a cipher
    which doesn't match those two criteria.

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