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"Cuneiform isn't the predecessor of Chinese and its own family of writing systems" And your point is, exactly? Well, no, I never said it was, as the emphasis was on Western orthographical systems as linear descendants of Phoenician: Hebrew, Greek and Latin (and at one step further removed, Cyrillic). --AgProv 22:38, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

I was going to mention that it said "script", which would leave out the Chinese, only it gets muddy around Persia and the subcontinent. The "western" clarification seems reasonable, but Western is a moving target. --Old Dickens 23:16, 9 April 2010 (UTC) - I see Old Persian descended from its own distinct cuneiform, so now let's define "cuneiform", I don't have that long. --Old Dickens 23:27, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Does anybody have a source for Tsort's being "walled"? Quite aside from "walled" being a vague term to use in this context altogether, which book is it that actually discusses Tsort's border defenses? Eric, perhaps? I'll see if I can find my copy.
  • How is the discussion of cuneiform in the Annotation part of the article at all germane? I corrected the most glaring errors (some editor conflated "hieroglyphs" and "hieroglyphics", and misspelled 'em, too), but I still don't see how cuneiform as a whole obtains in a Discworld context.

-Sator 18:59, 28 February 2012