Re: query regarding proposed additions to Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue May 06 2008 - 23:52:31 CDT

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    At 17:41 -0400 2008-05-06, William J Poser wrote:
    > >The UCAS block is composed of runs of classes.
    >Yes, but my question was about the NAMING of classes. Names like "Carrier"
    >and "Cree" that refer to languages are naturally taken to refer to languages
    >in which the characters in question are used.

    That does not imply that any character belonging to that class must
    be used to in the language which, arbitrarily, is used to describe
    the class generically.

    The CARRIER L- class is so named because there is another L- class
    already and names must be unique.

    Michael Everson *

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