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Raymond Brown scripsit:

> The Arabic script is IMO more beautiful than any of the above; but not
> well-suited to non-Semeitic languages.

Actually, it has problems even with those.  The main difficulty with
Arabiform script is the paucity of vowels -- even worse than Roman.

> Yep - if I were designing an artlang, I'd almost certainly include clicks.
> But I'm not sure that I'd class the as 'beautiful'; so if it's beauty, as
> Frank said, I don't think I can include them.
>
> But then, although much art has beauty, I don't think great necessarily has
> it, e.g. Guernica  ;)

Clicks and Guernica have that beauty that Blake said exuberance is.

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