Re: How Many Scripts?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Nov 10 1998 - 12:06:06 EST

ghItlhta' Kenneth Whistler:

>John Cowan ga kaita:
>> I realize that the 256 dot-patterns mean different things in different
>> contexts, but isn't that equally true of other scripts?
>That's not the issue. The point is that Braille is an artificially
>constructed system of symbols that is then used (in arbitrary and
>complex ways. granted) to represent languages.

As opposed to all of the world's other writing systems, which sprung forth
from our genetic memory and are not products of human artifice?


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