Re: Hmong and semi-syllabic writing
|From:||Don Blaheta <dpb@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 13, 1999, 22:58|
Quoth Barry Garcia:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >I've always thought that having separate characters for onset
> >and rhyme was an interesting compromise between an alphabet and
> >a syllabary. This kind of system would be useful for a language
> >which allowed onset clusters, like Hmong, but nevertheless had a
> >fairly limited range of syllable types. I'm trying to develop
> >something similar to it for my new project, Shemspreg.
> I created a script once where you had characters for syllables, and also
> single characters for representing vowels, consonants, and diphthongs so
> that if you had a word like: 'naktaandai', you could write it out like:
> 'na-k-ta-a-n-d-ai'. However, creating all the characters for the syllables
> and single characters took me a long time and I found I started to run out
> of letter forms that didnt start to look like one another.
I had some fun a few years back designing a script that was almost
exactly Hiragana + Latin alphabet, for a hypothetical post-holocaust
Pacific rim language, with a Japanese base but sufficiently many English
borrowings to require a(n almost) full set of coda characters. I had a
lot of fun with it, but it fizzled when I lost interest in learning
enough Japanese to make it work. ;\
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