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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 > con-universe). >
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 > would > 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 > k] > 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 > squary > 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 > things, > 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 [] Error: Keyboard not attached. Press F1 to continue.