Re: Woleai (Caroline Islands script)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 16:09:30 CDT

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    Hans Aberg <haberg at math dot su dot se> wrote:

    >> It is, however, the case, that all of the characters from WOLEAI
    >> SYLLABLE YA to WOLEAI SYLLABLE U were derived from the Latin
    >> alphabet. And yes, RI was derived from R. But it isn't R any more.
    >> And although it ALSO has the glyph variants to prove it (reversed R,
    >> turned R, flipped R) those are not necessary to "prove" its
    >> difference. The syllabic nature of the Type 2 Woleai script
    >> (116D0-116E2) is sufficient.
    > Such things can be trivially unified if one has abstract characters
    > representing scripts.

    Writing systems just aren't like that. Sorry.

    And abstract characters don't "represent" scripts, in the sense of
    distinguishing Latin A from Greek Alpha. Scripts *contain* abstract

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California

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