Re: Feature script
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 10, 2001, 4:28|
On Thursday, November 8, 2001, at 01:33 , Andreas Johansson wrote:
> The recent posts on "feature scripts" finally caused me to sit down and
> sketch a "native" writing system for Tairezazh (and Steianzh, Kesheazh,
> Altaizh, Telenzh and other underdevelopped langs from the same
>Not-yet-developed, not under-developed. ;-)
> The script, called "Maidzhen Klaish" in Tairezazh, isn't a completely
>My apologies--what does "Maidzhen Klaish" mean? (It sounds lovely.)
> regular feature script, but has strong tendencies in that direction. The
> basic lettershapes are good for computer screens and printed text, but
> propably be difficult to write by hand (read - ample opportunity for
> oddities) as "squary" vs "curvy" forms are very important. It's creators
> intended it to be compatible with any language, wherefore it have numerous
> signs that aren't used in Tairezazh.
><whistle> So it's a sort of IPA for your con-universe. ;-) Were the
creators linguists? Philosophers? Some of both?
> There are four "basic" consonant signs, that primarily denotes voiceless
> stops - normally [p t k ?], but if a language had, say, the series [p t c
> it'd be simple to apply them to that instead. Tairezazh only have [p t k]
> and don't use the "?" sign. The characters look like, respectivly, a
> U, capital gamma, mirrored squary C and Z.
>(I love your descriptions. Cute!)
> Ps If I feel like it, I may make a webpage with graphics to show the
> but there may yet be revision.
>I would like that--I'm unfortunately not at all a visual person, so having
an actual picture to look at would be helpful.
Yoon Ha Lee [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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