Re: Archaic-Greek/Palaeo-Hebrew (was, interleaved ordering; was, Phoenician)

Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 14:44:06 CDT

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    Michael Everson scripsit:

    > >What is a 'diascript' ?
    > Dean's attempt to invent a new term for the gigantic bucket he thinks
    > Hebrew is.

    Not new, not invented; as I said, already in use in French, German, and Dutch.
    By analogy with "diaphoneme", presumably; an abstract representation which
    can equally well (or nearly so) any of a variety of chosen scripts.

    John Cowan
    Original line from The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold:
    "Only on Barrayar would pulling a loaded needler start a stampede toward one."
    English-to-Russian-to-English mangling thereof: "Only on Barrayar you risk to
    lose support instead of finding it when you threat with the charged weapon."

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