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Re: Kijeb text uploaded

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, April 10, 2006, 22:23
caeruleancentaur skrev:
> --- In, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote: > > >>I have uploaded a short Kijeb text with interlinear >>analysis to <>. > > >>Comments welcome! > > > Many thanks for the inspiration! I have wanted for some time to > design an alphabet for Senjecan using symbols found in the various > fonts available to me, but I didn't want them to look borrowed > (which is precisely what I would be doing). Recognizing many > syllables in your syllabary I see that they don't look borrowed at > all.
Well, they are in fact all "borrowed" being ancient signs found on archeological artifacts, but I have redrawn them all in a more uniform style for my font. Interestingly many of the same signs recur in different primitive cultures in different parts of the world -- to no small extent probably due to their being very simple graphical shapes, while some others are perhaps actually stylized pictographs for things important in primitive cultures. E.g. the sign which is MAT in the Kijeb syllabary occurs both in Linear B and on stonage pottery; I suspect it depicts an ear of grain. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)