--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
> You cannot make Blissymbolics into a writing system by arguing that
> a language.
> It may indeed be a language, a language with exclusively visual form,
> but by that very fact it _is not_ a writing system.
> Unless you use a definition of "writing system" that's different from
> any definition that's ever appeared in the literature.
> That's why I keep asking what you mean by "writing system."

Maybe a simpler definition of writing system is needed. What do you
think of this? "A writing system is a pairing of a script and a
language." Do you know whose expression this is? It sounds like
something Joshua Fishman might have said.