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Capitalizations (Was: Re: Capitals in Greek (was: Re: Workshops Review #4))

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Thursday, January 16, 2003, 3:21
On Wed, Jan 15, 2003 at 09:45:38PM -0500, Robert Hailman wrote:
> ObConlang: I've been tossing around ideas for a script for Ajuk, and am > looking for alternative ideas for systems of capitalization from those > used in the Roman alphabet, and alphabets with no capitals.
[snip] Ebisedian's writing system, sanoki', is semi-syllabic: consonants are written with "full glyphs", and vowels following a consonant are written as diacritics on the consonant; standalone vowels have a full-glyph version. All full glyphs have 4 forms: a regular, non-prominent form, a somewhat prominent end-of-word form, a prominent end-of-sentence form, and a very embellished end-of-paragraph form. The writing has no spaces; words are liberally broken across lines (since the glyph form of the final syllable makes it clear where a word ends). In other words, instead of capitalizing the initial letters in a sentence, like English, sanoki' "capitalizes" the *end* of something: a word, a sentence, or a paragraph. (Incidentally, this means there are 4 levels of "capitalizations" as opposed to only two; although the embellished glyphs are mainly just ligatures of the regular glyphs with end-of-word/sentence/ paragraph "squiggles".) T -- Spaghetti code may be tangly, but lasagna code is just cheesy.


Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>