From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 22:19:50 EDT
At 12:40 -0700 2004-04-29, Peter Constable wrote:
> > > > >That expectation is of course not acceptable to scholars.
>> >> Scholars do what they want.
>> >And who, exactly, would use the new characters besides scholars?
>> Students of various alphabet and writing systems, and authors of
>> educational and historical materials.
>Don't such people count as scholars?
>> Read the document, please. Look
>> at the bibliography. The Phoenician script has been recognized and
>> published about as a separate unique entity in those contexts for a
>> very, very long time indeed. That is a different user community from
>> students of ancient Semitic languages
>Ah, so when you said "Scholars do what they want" I should have
>interpreted it as "Certain scholars do what they want."
You might have said that "That expectation is of course not
acceptable to certain scholars", then.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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