Emoji Haggadah

Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Wed Apr 17 06:12:07 CDT 2019

On 4/16/19 11:52 PM, James Kass via Unicode wrote:
> > 
> http://historyview.blogspot.com/2011/10/yukaghir-girl-writes-love-letter.html
> According to a comment, the Yukaghir love letter as semasiographic 
> communication was debunked by John DeFrancis in 1989 who asserted that 
> it was merely a prop in a Yukaghir parlor game.  Perhaps that 
> debunking was in the very book cited by Martin J. Dürst earlier in 
> this thread.
> The blog page comment went on to say that Geoffrey Sampson, who wrote 
> the book from which the blogger learned of the Yukaghir love letter, 
> published a retraction in 1994.

Thank you.  I read about it in Sampson's book, but had not heard about 
the debunking or the retraction.

Almost too bad; it seems to work so well.  The closest thing I know to 
something like that, expressing ideas but not language-dependent, would 
be mathematical notation.


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