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

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon May 1 10:25:28 CDT 2017

On Mon, 1 May 2017 19:49:27 +0530
Naena Guru via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> 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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