Re: New contribution

From: Ernest Cline (
Date: Sun May 02 2004 - 12:08:49 CDT

> [Original Message]
> From: Michael Everson <>
> I remain grateful to Ernest Cline for his useful technical
> contribution to what will be the -R version of N2746. And I remain
> confident that Phoenician will be encoded as a unique script,
> separate from Hebrew.


As long as you are doing a revision. One thing that would make
someone like me who knows very little about the glyphs themselves
happier with the proposal would be if there would be some explanation
with examples of why the proposed pruning of the Hebrew branch from
the Phoenician root is being made along the lines envisioned in the
proposal, and not for example some other proposal that would say,
encode Punic as the branch as treat the square Hebrew script
as the rightful continuation of the original Phoenician script.

The proposal states baldly:

The historical cut that has been made here considers the line
from Phoenician to Punic to represent a single continuous
branch of script evolution.

without giving any reason why this cut is to be preferred over
other potential cuts.

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