My background is in engineering and art.. so therefore I am blissfully ignorant of most things Egyptological.
I understand that within AE glyph text that individual characters can be arranged within a word in a number of different ways..
But speaking entirely as a layman in these matters, I cannot get my head around the fact that on some occasions two characters, in this case a disc and a hatched disc can be interpreted as having the same phonetic meaning.
and then on other occasions having different meanings.
A language, any language which is fundamentally a communication medium, Written, verbal or visual relies entirely upon convention. Without which said language would simply break down into gibberish. In fact this is the goal of code makers. A deliberate attempt to obscure the meaning and intelligence within the most basic packet of intelligence which is the word. Logos. Logic.
It seems to me that the authors of these texts, by and large knew what they were saying and how to say it. Assuming that their intention was that their writings should be read. Which is very much an assumption in that glyphs were designed to communicate intelligence and meaning to an observer, they had and used a convention, It seems to me that any break with that convention is more probable during the interpretation of that meaning rather than the production of that meaning.
I am also not sure what is meant by "aesthetic considerations". what is the basis for this aesthetic.
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