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Ideographic Conlangs

From:Nokta Kanto <red5_2@...>
Date:Friday, November 22, 2002, 7:48

I'm new here, I've been looking through the archives a bit.  I've been
working on an artistic conlang for a while, and mine seems to diverge
radically from most of the constructed languages I've found.  It looks
like most constructed languages start with phonology and grammar. My
language is entirely written (the language has no associated sounds), is
made of ideographs, and lays out words on the page according to their
relationships rather than queueing them with prepositions and
inflections to mark case. It is (approximately, since words are not in a
true sequence) a VSO language. So far, I haven't found any conlangs like
this. Does anyone here know of any similar conlangs?

The other thing about my language is that I find that 80% of the online
material about the process of constructing languages does not apply to my
own language. I'm forging new ground in this process (is that a mixed
metaphor?). Is there any advice on constructing this kind of language you
could dispense?

I would have liked to post a picture, but I know no place to upload to.

Everyone's different, except me. --Noktakanto


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