John Cowan wrote:
> Peter T. Daniels scripsit:
> > > 4. logosyllabary: structural units represent syllables and/or
> > > morphemes (e.g. Chinese ideographs)"
> >
> > Why "and/or"?
> Certainly there are now many Chinese words in which the hanzi are functioning as
> mere syllabograms, from the classical hudie to the modern bu'ershuwike; in
> addition, there are more marginal cases like mamahuhu and dongxi.
> No theoretical schema can precisely carve the complexities of the Real World
> into neat little chunks.

Then "and/or" should not be in the definition; when it comes to Chinese,
the footnote should say "and in some cases, two characters/syllables
comprise a single morpheme."
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...