From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 01 2007 - 13:21:00 CST
Philippe said, in response to Andrew:
> > But how about encoding an ENEMY KILL TALLY MARK:
> Really not needed. In fact you could count anything this way, and you could
> use any symbol for such tally...
> I would much better like then to have cows or sheeps to count! Do we need to
> encode a cow or a sheep?
U+10086 LINEAR B IDEOGRAM B106F EWE
should be handy for when you need to tally sheep.
> And if so, why would we given it some numerical
> property? Every object has an implicit count of 1, and can be used for tally
I agree. One sheep is one sheep. And if I want to tally two of
them, I can just use another sheep.
> So for counting cows, we have the character "A" or any one of its ancestors.
U+1008C LINEAR B IDEOGRAM B109F COW
or perhaps you would prefer to use:
U+1211E CUNEIFORM SIGN GUD (= 'cow')
U+725B CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-725B (= 'cow')
--Ken (son of Kine)
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