Re: New contribution

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 14:22:19 CDT

At 15:16 -0400 2004-05-04, Patrick Andries wrote:
>Christian Cooke a écrit :
>>Surely a cipher is by definition "after the
>>event", i.e. there must be the parent script
>>before the child. Does it not follow that, by
>>John's reasoning, if one is no more than a
>>cipher of the other then it is Hebrew that is
>>the cipher and so the only way Phoenician and
>>Hebrew can be unified (a suggestion you'll have
>>to assume is suitably showered with smileys :-)
>>is for the latter to be deprecated and the
>>former encoded as the /real/ parent script?
>What is so important about genealogy ?

Historical origin of characters and scripts is
one of the things which we take into account when
determining their identity.

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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