> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
> > John Hudson wrote:
> > >
> > > At 05:28 AM 12/12/2003, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> > >
> > > >Is there reason to believe that this is a writing system, that is, a set
> > > >of graphic symbols and rules for their use, such that any utterance in
> > > >its language can be reproduced identically without the intervention of
> > > >the utterer?
> > >
> > > To confirm the implication of this definition: you are saying that all
> > > writing systems must be in some way phonetically based, and that
> > > non-phonetically based sets of graphic symbols and rules for their use are
> > > *not* writing systems?
> > Of course. Have you read _nothing_ I've published? Or, for that matter,
> > John DeFrancis?
> Yes, Pete, I'm sure he's read everything you've ever published.
> Perhaps he just hasn't seen the light yet?
I'm not asking him to see the light. I'm expecting him not to express
surprise at the position that I have held in print since 1992 (and in
public since 1988), and DeFrancis since at least 1985, and Gelb since
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