On 11/11/2001 05:32:13 PM Lars Marius Garshol wrote:

>Another reason is that I am trying to learn more about scripts and how
>they work, and I am having a hard time understanding how to apply the
>definitions of the different script types. It seems that the line
>between alphabet and abjad, for example, is fairly subtle, and since
>nobody, to my knowledge, has made an authoritative list of the
>classifications of various scripts, I am reduced to finding the
>correct answers by asking people who know.

If nothing else, I think you should be able to ask someone who has
proposed or endorsed a system of types for explicit definitions and expect
to get a clear and explicit answer.

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485
E-mail: <peter_constable@...>