--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Ph. D." <phild@...> wrote:
> Could we drop this thread?

I think we should. I accidently confused Tifinagh, the script, with
Tamazight, the language, much to my regret.

I am really only interested in how Tifinagh is slowly being
standardized as its functions and uses are being extended. Often
minority scripts have various different forms and resist
standardization. I am curious to see whether the Neo-Tifinagh
script will achieve widespread use among Tamazight speakers, of whom
I understand there are many.

There are apparently families who speak Tamazight as their first
language in the home here in Vncouver. I wonder what their first
language of literacy would be and what script they would be most
familiar with.

Suzanne McCarthy