Re: Classification; Phoenician

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 08:07:56 CDT

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    John Hudson wrote:

    > *All* classification is arbitrary.

    If script classification is arbitrary or nominal, isn't there is still a
    case for attempting some consistency or following a single model within
    a particular standard like the UCS? If script classification in the UCS
    has been largely based on a particular historical model which Michael
    and others subscribe to, are there good reasons to adopt other
    (arbitrary) systems now? At least that classification has the virtue of
    being well known and around for a long time - even if some contemporary
    scholars in some fields disagree with it.

    - Chris

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