From: C J Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 08:15:06 CDT
"John Hudson" <email@example.com> wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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
> 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.
So are "Greco-centric European scholars" / "Indo-Europeanists" the
user community which some were trying to say doesn't exist?
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