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And if that weren't enough...

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 25, 2004, 9:03
Meaning if my little question on how to handle two verbs wasn't enough...

I just whipped up a new little fun neography called "leaf". Why leaf?
Well because the consonants are all leaf shapes (various forms...
lobed and unlobed). "holes" indicate vowels. So i guess it's like an

Anyway, it's a fun neography not intended for anything really. It's
not even a 1:1 code for the English alphabet either (it is it's own

Stylistically the leaves can be turned and angled so they look like
they're blowing on a breeze. A sentence could look something like a
mass of leaves caught in the wind. Punctuation is by way of conifer

Holes can be moved around for esthetics, to make it look more
caterpillar chewed than simply full of holes. There's even a null
consonant for vowels (since you can't have holes in a nonexistent

I'll post a picture once I refine it a bit (i'm thinking of using
various leaf anatomies to signify the various articulatory groups,
maybe peltate for dentals or something like that (peltate leaves have
the petiole attached to the center of the leaf, like a lotus or
tropaeolum leaf).

I don't know where the inspiration came from. it just popped into my head.


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

- Invisible ink - Aimee Mann -


John Cowan <jcowan@...>