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Toy Alphabet

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Monday, September 30, 2002, 2:20
I was in class the other day mindlessly drawing when i was inspired to
create yet another alphabet. This one works sort of like Hangul in that
the letters are arranged in blocks. Depending where in the mouth the sound
comes from, the letter has a general shape that's similar to all other
sounds articulated in the same place.

How it works:

- All syllables are in blocks of three glyphs, and connected.
- However, for consonant clusters, the consonant can stand alone. This
goes in front of the next syllable block: b+ran
- Vowels must use two null consonants
- All syllables are graphically made up of three characters. A CV glyph
must have the null consonant after the main consonant. a VC syllable must
have the null consonant before the main consonant: ka = ka+0, ak = 0+ka
- Vowel glyphs always go above the consonants.
- Diphthongs are made by stacking vowels (these break the three glyph
syllable block rule also).

It's easier to see what i mean in actual written form. Here's the alphabet:

And here's my first and last names:

Now, i've said i dont like strictly linear scripts. What i should say is,
i dont like strictly linear scripts where the glyphs are simple alphabet
letters lines up, as in runes. Ordered this way, there's visual interest
to me.

Say you were split, you were split in fragments
and not all the pieces would talk to you
Wouldn't you want to be who you had been?
Well baby, i want that too...


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>