Re: Rapa Nui?

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Apr 12 2004 - 13:47:22 EDT

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    António asked:

    > At <>, it is said:
    > > Things rumored to be scripts, but not clearly enough attested for us
    > > to even determine whether they are "known scripts".
    > >
    > > Aymara
    > > Paucartambo
    > > Sidetic
    > > Tartaria (Old European ideographs from Romania)
    > > Woleai/Caroline
    > Shouldn’t the Easter Island “script” be added to this list? FWIW, I
    > couldn’t find any reference to either "Páscua", "Easter", "Rapa Nui"
    > or "Te Pito o Te Henua" in using the search engine.

    Rongorongo *is* in the roadmap, and a signlist exists for it:

    Of course, since this is undeciphered, nobody really knows what the
    status of all these signs is, so it is quite unlikely that
    this will be encoded anytime soon.

    However, with an explicit sign list and the study that has been
    done on Rongorongo, this is in better shape to be considered
    a script (if undeciphered) than some of the others which don't
    make it into the roadmap.


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