Re: The Phaistos Disc

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Tue Apr 04 2006 - 12:25:43 CST

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    Mark Davis wrote:

    > My only question is: I had thought that the Phaistos disk was
    > undeciphered. With undeciphered scripts, we can't say that "the set of
    > characters is stable", since we don't know which glyphs represent
    > variants of the same characters.

    This question is covered and discussed in the proposal.

    My understanding is that... Even if the script were deciphered tomorrow,
    there would still be 100 years of legacy scholarship that discusses each
    of the signs separately in text, so it makes sense to encode all of the
    things that have been under discussion since the disc was discovered
    or you can't reproduce the history of the scholarship. Same for any of
    the undeciphered or partially deciphered scripts.


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