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Featural scripts (was Re: Now trying to decide on a Tech abjad/alphasyllabry....)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 19:32

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 22:36:58 -0600,
Danny Wier <dawiertx@...> wrote:

> [...] > > I have considered and am still considering a featural script along the lines > of Tolkien's scripts, and also Hangul. I just can't come up with something > that pleases me! [...]
I understand very well what you mean, as I have been experimenting with various featural scripts myself. It is not easy to come up with a featural script that (1) looks pleasing and (2) avoids having letters that look all to much alike. But the script that I now have under closer examination for Old Albic pleases me quite well (unfortunately, I don't have an image file available), so it stands a good chance of becoming canonized as the Old Albic script. It is a featural alphabet written from bottom to top. Obviously, designing a script (featural or otherwise) becomes more challenging the more phonemes the language has, because you need more disctinctions with a large phonology (except when the script is logographic). Old Albic with its 18 consonants and 7 vowels is certainly less of a challenge than Tech ;-) Greetings, Jörg.


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>