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
> their own logophonetic script, like Akkadian cuneiform or ancient
> Or, indeed, do anything even more exotic ? :)
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
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
More recently, i used some of these for Rokbeigalmki's aborted
(conhistorically) logographic orthography.
"beer is like the worst parts of soda
mixed with the worst parts of wine."