Re: Thai v. Lao (was: Lao Letter Fo Sung and Lao Letter Fo Tam)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Oct 20 2005 - 15:18:25 CST

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    At 20:54 +0100 2005-10-20, Richard Wordingham wrote:
    >Edward H. Trager wrote:
    >>On Wednesday 2005.10.19 18:56:18 +0100, Richard Wordingham wrote:
    >>>I'm rather surprised that Lao and Thai are distinct scripts.
    >>No, that is not a valid concept. Lao and Thai are clearly distinct scripts
    >>just as Greek and Latin and Cyrillic are distinct scripts.
    >Can you point me to the killer fact?

    Sometimes you just have to learn enough in order to know how to unify
    and disunify scripts.

    Michael Everson *

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