Entropy of other languages

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at sun.com
Wed Feb 7 13:44:30 EST 2007

On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 09:08:07PM -0600, Travis H. wrote:
> IIRC, it turned out that Egyptian heiroglyphs were actually syllabic,
> like Mesopotamian, so no fun there.  Mayan, on the other hand, remains
> an enigma.  I read not long ago that they also had a way of recording
> stories on bundles of knotted string, like the end of a mop.

Er, no, Mayan has been decoded:


The knotted string system was an Inca writing system, IIRC.


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