Peter_Constable@... wrote:
> On 10/29/2001 03:43:22 PM "Peter T. Daniels" wrote:
> >And "featural" is defined in terms of the structural units of the
> >writing corresponding to items basically at the featural level.
> >
> >Nu?
> No. There is no writing system that has structural units that
> correspond to points of articulation, air mechanisms, etc. Something
> like that would be theoretically possible but incredibly inefficient
> to read or write.

Don't you know the diagrams of the vocal tract with the Korean letters
superimposed? Those aren't modern fabrications; they're (descriptions,
not pictures) in the founding document of 1443.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...