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[neographies] New, yet unnamed experimental script

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, March 24, 2005, 20:34
Carsten Becker skrev:
> Hey! > > Sorry for cross-posting, but ... > > Please have a look here: > > > I came up with this script yesterday late in the evening, I worked about > an hour on what you can see there. I was bored by the rectangular "Box > Script" for my conlang Ayeri. > > This one turned out as a corssing between Gujarati, Thai and some other > Indic/(SE-)Asian letter shapes somehow, as I adore the elegant look of > those alphabets. I am not completely content with this yet, but it'd be > a good candidate to replace the Box Script -- or to be just another > script that is or was used to write Ayeri and its descendands. > > Carsten
Very nice! I suppose it is no coincidence that it reminds me of South Indian scripts. But why are there two signs for /e/? Is one of them /E/ or /@/? It seems very popular in con-abugidas to have a carrier-letter for initial vowels, whereas most Indian scripts have in principle one letter for each vowel (*) in initial position -- the main exception is Tibetan which actually has a carrier-letter as well as a letter for /?/. (*) In Devanagari |A o @u| are based on |@|, |i| is based on |I|, |u| is based on |U| and |@i| is based on |e|, and the the situation is similar in other scripts. Most systematic is Panjabi/Gurmukhi where there is one carrier for |@ A|, one for |I i e @i| and one for |U u o @u|. Can the Box Script be seen anywhere, or is it too infamous? -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)