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Written forms (was: Moi, le Kou (was: verbs = nouns?))

From:DOUGLAS KOLLER <laokou@...>
Date:Friday, January 12, 2001, 23:34
From: "Yoon Ha Lee"

> ObConlang: Do your conlangs have different written styles--calligraphy, > "print," "cursive," other? I haven't worked with my conscript long enough > to figure out a "fast" cursive way of writing it, but give it time....
Géarthnuns has a "print" and "cursive" form of its own alphabet. Shapes are close enough to Roman and Cyrillic forms that I can write with a speed comparable to English. Two or three "fonts" are out there as well. There is a calligraphic form which looks rather Fraktur-like, but since I've never used a Western-style calligraphic pen, I've only done the Lord's Prayer and an alphabet primer, outlining the forms in pencil and then filling them in with a flair pen. Amateur hour. I see this form, however, like Fraktur in its heyday, as the standard used in the majority of Géarthnuns newspapers and serious literary works. Kou