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Logophonetics (was: Optimum number of symbols)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, May 20, 2002, 20:22
On Mon, 20 May 2002 19:58:10 +0100 Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
> Alphabets and syllabaries are a bit commonplace. Has anyone > constructed > their own logophonetic script, like Akkadian cuneiform or ancient > Egyptian? > Or, indeed, do anything even more exotic ? :) > > Ray.
- I might have, if i'm understanding you correctly. Back in elementary school my brother and i were into codes. All kinds of codes - slide codes, substitution codes, numeric codes, conorthographies and conalphabets. One of the codes i made was originally a list of ideographs for such 'important' concepts as: fire, earth, air/wind, water, void, day, night, human, domesticated animal, reptile, fish, whale, day, night, sun, moon, star(s), big dipper, tree, grass, weeping willow tree... A bit later, i took the ideographs and mapped each of them to a letter of the Latin alphabet (as used by English), creating a code which took a while to write since each English letter corresponded to a manistroked picture. More recently, i used some of these for Rokbeigalmki's aborted (conhistorically) logographic orthography. -Stephen (Steg) "beer is like the worst parts of soda mixed with the worst parts of wine."


Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>