Re: Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:23:06 +0100

On 26 Mar 2017, at 17:02, Asmus Freytag <> wrote:
> On 3/26/2017 6:18 AM, Michael Everson wrote:
>> In any case it’s not a disunification. Some characters are encoded; they were used to write diphthongs in 1855. These characters were abandoned by 1859, and other characters were devised.
> Calling them "characters" is pre-judging the issue, don't you think?

No, I don’t think so.

> We know that these are different shapes, but that they stand for the same text elements.

No, they don’t. Those diphthongs can also be represented in other ways in Deseret.

I’ve never accepted the view that “everything is already encoded and everything new is a disunification” which seems to be a pretty common view.

Michael Everson
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