--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter
T. Daniels" <grammatim@...> wrote:
> etaonsh wrote:
> >
> > I speak with sympathy and
> > understanding for participants
> > come from cultures less
> > than my own, but I have to say
> > the word 'troll,' however
> > fashionable and current on the
> > appears to me to be unacceptably
> > close to a bigoted, racist-style
> > term. People with genuine,
> > complaints proceed with them:
> > speak in jibes.
> > >
> > Richard in London
> >
> > www.egroups.com/group/qalam -
world's writing systems.
> Troll, shmoll, this isn't an
appropriate place to discuss what
> brought up.
I do apologise for that, but I
always find the open complaint
superior to the snide,
behind-closed-doors, variety.
> What professional, antiquarian, or
scholarly interest do you bring to
> the study of the world's writing
I found your post on Gaulish and
Lepontic runes of some interest, but
felt that the 'troll' matter needed
sorting out first. An atmosphere of
civilisation is essential in any
real scholarship worthy of that
term. It is possible to find links
to sites displaying Gaulish runes,
if anyone else is interested, but I
am having difficulties with my 'show
webpage' function. What interested
me particularly about the Gaulish
runes I looked at was the similarity
between the Celtic cross symbol
Marco brought up, and the Gaulish
'theta.' In alphabetic terms, the
Celtic cross can be seen as
representing the superiority of
pre-Roman Imperial, at least in the
representation of 'th' by one letter
- thus the fact that Roman
'civilisation' was not entirely a
progressive experience.