[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: VMs: Stroke harmony. Was: Has anyone been down this route before?
From: Jacques Guy <jguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> On the other hand, there is no
>fundamental difference when you speak of the
>(astrological) glyph for "Jupiter", or that for
>"quincunx", or of the (Mayan) glyph for "jaguar", or
>for the syllable "ba".
In other words, a glyph is a set of markings on a writing medium that constitutes a single, more or less irreducible unit of meaning. A glyph may stand for a "word" or lexical entry (which may mean the same thing in different languages) , or a syllable, or a phoneme.
Incidentally, I understand that the Semitic systems like Hebrew or Arabic which only write consonant phonemes (I forget John Koontz' excellent term) are considered syllabaries. Is this correct?
>Further, consider how we say "digraph" for
>sequences of two letters forming a single whole,
>e.g. "th" in English, "gn" in French. And
>"trigraphs", e.g. German "sch".
In other words, groups of glyphs that denote a single phoneme. Babs said that this is how epigraphers use the digraph. Of course, a cryptologist means simply a sequence of two characters.
> Now what would
>you call all the rest, those composed of only
>ONE letter? Monographs?
Well, is a whole note a monotone? ;-)
... "Blessent mon coeur d'une langueur monotone."
To unsubscribe, send mail to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxx with a body saying: