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Re: Meghean writing

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, April 21, 2007, 18:24
Quoting MorphemeAddict@WMCONNECT.COM:

> In a message dated 4/21/2007 12:49:53 PM Central Daylight Time, andjo@FREE.FR > writes: > > > > > Being a big fan of Meghean, I would have expected something more > > > aesthetic (sorry!)... maybe these runes are made for carving, > > > and there's a cursive version for painting? > > > > Runes? I'd think the shapes rather too curvy to be much good for carving. > > > > The shapes you see in that gif do have a certain angularity owing to my > > imperfect computer graphics skills; they do look more cursive when I draw > > them > > by hand (you may note each can be drawn without lifting your pen). I should > > be > > able to give them a softer look in the gif, but when I made it I was more > > concerned with getting the basic shapes across than the aesthetics. > > > > Andreas > > > > They look a lot like Georgian.
That's not intentional, but looking at Georgian at Omniglot I can certainly see the resemblance. It would be even more pronounced if Georgian didn't have ascenders and descenders all over the place. I had no particular model in mind when designing the shapes, tho some particular glyphs are "stolen" - eg. the "h" sign is inspired by yogh. Andreas