Re: New contribution

From: John Hudson (
Date: Sun May 02 2004 - 15:40:51 CDT wrote:

> While the fact that it's called Phoenician script doesn't prove anything
> about its origin, it might be considered indicative of the path through
> which the script was borrowed.

Indeed. This is the point I made earlier: Greco-centric European scholarship of writing
systems calls the script 'Phoenician' because the Greeks derived their alphabet from trade
contact with the Phoenicians. As should be obvious from recent debate, semiticists look at
the old Canaanite writing systems in a different way.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC
I often play against man, God says, but it is he who wants
   to lose, the idiot, and it is I who want him to win.
And I succeed sometimes
In making him win.
              - Charles Peguy

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