From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 06:54:02 EST
At 03:41 -0800 2003-11-25, Peter Kirk wrote:
>After all, Ethiopic was encoded as a syllabary just because the
>vowel points happen to have become attached to the base characters.
Ridiculous. This happened centuries ago, and it is not "why" Ethiopic
was encoded as a syllabary. It was encoded as a syllabary because it
is a syllabary.
>But the floodgates have already been opened - not just Ethiopic but
>Greek extended, much of Latin extended, the Korean syllables which
>started this discussion, the small amount of precomposed Hebrew
>which we already have, etc. People have tried to force them shut,
>and with good reason. But don't accuse me of starting something new.
You are, because the floodgates, while once open, have been closed by
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