RE: New contribution

From: Francois Yergeau (
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 09:53:49 CDT

Peter Constable wrote:
> the Old Latin doesn't have the accents, but if you
> used the 23
> uni-cameral characters for Vietnamese text, then surely a Vietnamese
> speaker would recognize it as caseless Vietnamese with the accents
> stripped off.
> So, while Michael's argument was flawed in the way he expressed it, I
> think your counter-argument also is flawed.

Hmmm, I'm not sure it's flawed. Sure, recognizability makes it
non-equivalent to the Phoenician-Hebrew case, but it still demonstrates that
a subset-superset relationship between purported scripts A and B does not
make them distinct.

Recognizability is a much better argument, IMHO, but then there's
Sütterlin... And cyphers, as you mention in another message.


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