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Leaf script

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Friday, August 27, 2004, 13:00
So, the following is an image of the "leaf" script. It isn't used for
any conlang. mostly so I can write things in Spanish, or in English
(but parsed through a language with no /T/. /D/ and only 5 vowels /a/
/e/ /i/ /o/ /u/)

Anyone who has no idea what it is would never think it was a writing
system. Written out it just looks like simplified leaf shapes with
holes in them. The point of the script is to not write it linearly
(well with everything lined up perfectly), but to make it look like
the glyphs are blowing, and falling in the wind (I have other drawings
of this I need to take photos of), and i usually use curving spiraly
lines to indicate movement.

I've also another idea for a script, where i have a general leaf
shape, but various arrangements of holes and veins indicate what the
glyph is, and various flower stages represent vowels (for instance a
bud means /a/, an opened flower means /u/, shown from profile means
/e/, etc. etc). This way i could draw a tree but write something out
among the branches.

God i'm suddenly inspired into creativity!

Something gets lost when you translate,
It's hard to keep straight, perspective is everything

- Invisible ink - Aimee Mann -


John Cowan <jcowan@...>