[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: VMs: The Glyphset
Nick Pelling wrote:
> > Look at D'Imperio again, or the recent table of
> >Bright's Characterie.
> >They do go back that far. In the Bright table, I
> >thought the ones most like
> >the VMs were from the 14th century, not the 15th.
> Note that I'm *not* using this to date the VMs: I'm merely saying that the
> use of EVA <y-> and <-y> is far more consistent with a Tironian notae /
> late medieval abbreviatory practice than with an Arabic numeral mindset.
> The author is giving us hints here, which we should use. :-)
I looked a little at the stuff Petr has on Tironian
notae. I need to read more, but the sources I
mentioned still look more Voynich-like to me than
> This is to do with the gallows' epistemology (ie their origin, nature and
> limits): origin-wise, you're saying that the shape has precedents (and with
> which I agree) - nature-wise, I'm saying that the function, structure and
> use of the symmetrical series of four connected gallows shapes is
> unprecedented, and remains a mystery.
I wonder. Despite their appearance at the beginning
of paragraphs, they are in fact a very frequent
component of normal "words".
To unsubscribe, send mail to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxx with a body saying: