Re: [neographies] New, yet unnamed experimental script
|From:||Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 24, 2005, 22:02|
Wow, thanks for liking!! Someone reminds me I did not want to crosspost
anymore because it's too much stress keeping an overview over answers at
the respective places? Thanks.
Stuff written here refers to answers on CONLANG as well as NEOGRAPHIES.
Well, as I've written, I very much like the look of those Asian scripts.
And yes, I got the diacritic for i from Tibetan. As for the reason why
there are two letters for e, just take it as an alternative in case
there is already a vowel diacritic on the consonant and you don't get
your <e> somewhere else. Or it's just lazyness and uncreativity? I
dunno. And regarding history, especially the one of scripts -- first of
all, I have never really tried to make up history, and second, I don't
know too much about how scripts evolved from each other. OK, I know that
our alphabet basically is derived from Hieroglyphs actually, via
Phoenician and Greek, but that's it. I have two weeks of holidays and
plenty of free time thus. Let's see. Oh, and Henrik, I'm quite sure
there has crept in some Tolkien stuff, because Tengwar drew my attention
even closer to other, non-Latin-like scripts. As for the vowel carrier,
I know that most Asian scripts have single letters for stand-alone
vowels, but I ran out of ideas for letter shapes actually ...