Re: abstract characters, semantics, meaningful transformations ... Was: Tibetan Paluta

From: Richard Wordingham via Unicode <>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 16:25:28 +0100

On Mon, 1 May 2017 19:49:27 +0530
Naena Guru via Unicode <> wrote:

> The purpose of writing is to represent speech. It is not some secret
> that demi-gods created <snip>

Sarasvati and Thoth would be offended at being called mere demi-gods.

> sound => letter that is the basis for writing.

"=>" is not a particularly phonetic notation. It took quite a while
for letters to become the primary part of writing anywhere, and they
are not a universal phenomenon.

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