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Re: VMs: shorthands

From: "PK#01" <pklist01@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 29 January 2004 16:39

> >> Has the anyone seriously considered/dismissed 'universal language'
> >> type of explanations?
> Take a look at "The Search for the Perfect Language" by Umberto Eco. It's
> great introduction to the subject. And no, I haven't found any VMS clues
> this book. But it is still worth reading. Our best bet is to read *a lot*
> secondary literature, so we can put ourself in the mindset (and toolset)
> the VMS author.
> > I've already looked at a large number of shorthand histories (both in
> > the BL and in other libraries with shorthand collections): however, I
> > remain deeply dissatisfied with (the mostly Anglo-centric) accounts
> > of shorthand that begin with Timothy Bright's "Characterie"
> Nick, one day I'll be so well read in Voynichiana that I'll discover some
> new fact that you have *not yet* written about :-)
> But I like the glyphset discussion very much and we should try to organize
> it a bit. What if we make a table of VMS characters and put the possible
> provenance next to it? For example I was assuming that  the numbers 4, 8
> 9 were all in the VMS glyphset (is that EVA q d and y ?), but you think
> that's *not* the case. Please elaborate :-)

I think this is a great idea.


> We need that Wiki thing.

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