Lars Marius Garshol scripsit:

> What do you mean by this? That if we ignore how tones are written the
> script is an alphabet, but if we do consider the tones it has to be
> considered to belong to some other type? Or something else entirely?

The key point here is that the relative positions of certain letters
encodes something, which is certainly not typical of an alphabet.

"And it was said that ever after, if any John Cowan
man looked in that Stone, unless he had a jcowan@...
great strength of will to turn it to other
purpose, he saw only two aged hands withering
in flame." --"The Pyre of Denethor"