Date: Tue Mar 16 2004 - 13:36:24 EST
Philippe Verdy wrote,
> So it seems that tone marks used in the latin transcription of Mend頡re not
> marked in the Kikaku script. It would be interesting to have some book prints
> available to see if there are punctuation signs or symbols to mark word
> separation, as well as digits or numbers (some syllables in the Kikaku script
> closely ressemble to the European digits, and I wonder if an alternate notation
> was used to mark numbers, or dates, or simply commercial quantities for market
> exchange and accounting or for marriage dotations, or for customary judiciary
> decisions, in countries where most of negocations were performed orally).
Does anyone have access to a copy of the following?:
Tuchscherer, K.T. 1996. The Kikakui (Mende) syllabary
and number writing system. Ph.D., London School of
Oriental and African Studies.
Based on the title, it seems that Kikakui might have additional symbols
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