Jason Glavy wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter T. Daniels [mailto:grammatim@...]
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 6:17 AM
> To: qalam@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: Unicode Tibetan (Was: syllable level encoding in unicode)
> cowan@... wrote:

> >> Does anyone know the language -- I believe it is a North American one -- in
> >> which syllabograms that look like ligatured North American English handwriting
> >> are used? I saw it once but have no clue where.
> >The "Eskimo script" of Neck used English-looking "syllables" for some of
> >its syllabic signs (see Alfred Schmitt). There is an alleged mainland US
> >writing system that did something similar (I think it's mentioned in one
> >of the Smithsonian Handbook articles), but it doesn't seem ever to have
> >been used.
> Hochak (Winnebago) had an English looking syllabary. IIRC in
> "Anthropological Linguistics" vol 43(?) there was a substantial article on
> the Winnebago syllabary as used by Sam Blowsnake.

Yeah, that's the one. It never caught on, did it?
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...