Re: New contribution

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 21:18:10 CDT

Peter Kirk wrote:

> OK, maybe not such a good example. So let's go back to Suetterlin. I
> would expect a much higher rate of recognition among German users of
> normal Latin script than among American users of normal Latin script.
> So a test of recognition in America might seem to indicate that
> Suetterlin should be disunified from Latin, on the same grounds that
> you want to disunify Phoenician and Hebrew (plus that Suetterlin has
> different cursive joining behaviour, just as Syriac does from Hebrew),
> but a test in Germany might provide evidence against this disunification.

OK, but we tried *both* experiments, with non-native speakers and with
native speakers, and both gave the same results. Doesn't that indicate


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