Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 23:13:59 CDT

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    Jony Rosenne wrote:

    > Michael, this is not getting anywhere.

    > You think it is a different script, so you say "transliterate". They think
    > it's the same script, so they say "encode".

    > Since there are 22 letters with similar meanings and similar names, there is
    > not much difference between transliteration and encoding in practice.

    > I don't think the history of writing systems is going to help us here. There
    > is no disagreement about the facts, just about their interpretation.

    Thank you, Jony. This is needed to be said and you put it very well.

    John Hudson

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