Re: Berber/Tifinagh (was: Swahili & Banthu)

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Tue Nov 11 2003 - 00:24:13 EST

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    On Nov 10, 2003, at 5:46 PM, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > Look at the phonemic meaning of the glyph that looks like two
    > triangles,
    > pointing top and bottom to each other. Look at the glyph which looks
    > like a
    > moon crescent (open on right side) with a dot in the middle... Which
    > phonemic value do they have? This depends on cultural conventions, and
    > it
    > really looks as if there was not _one_ but several distinct Tifinagh
    > scripts
    > using the same glyphs but with incompatible phonemic values...

    You mean, like Latin? Or Han?

    John H. Jenkins

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