RE: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 10:34:53 CDT

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    > Even with a separate Phoenician script, it might be a good idea
    > to provide variation sequences

    Hmmm, gives me an idea: For those people that want to unify, would it
    help if all of the Phoenician characters were considered as variation
    sequences of Hebrew characters, but for convenience we used
    "pre-composed", atomic characters to represent each of those sequences?
    Then people wouldn't actually need to use those sequences themselves,
    'cause the atomic characters would do the same thing. But someone could
    convert the atomic characters into the real variation sequences for
    comparisons with Hebrew-cum-Hebrew, and since the variation mappings are
    1:1, the same VS would be used for all sequences, and it could just as
    well be a null, virtual VS, which would make it way easier to process
    the data. So the conversion would be between the atomic
    Phoenician-variation-of-Hebrew-sequence characters to the sequences of
    virtual-VS + Hebrew characters. And we could tell the splitters that we
    were encoding a distinct script just to keep them happy, but we'd be the
    ones who really know what's happening.

    I'm sure even Youtie would go for this.


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