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Re: visual languages

From:Mike Ellis <nihilsum@...>
Date:Thursday, December 4, 2003, 7:05
Estel Telcontar wrote:

>I see that people are talking about visual languages, and looking for >info. I don't think Nokta Kanto's Harpelan has been mentioned yet; >it's a neat visual conlang; I believe the website address is: > >
I've seen that a few times before, and it is cool. Sort of looks like a tree made of Kanji. Sort of. Timothy Ingen Housz's "Elephant's Memory" has a different approach that varies both direction and size of characters. A less transparently 'visual' one, but also non-linear, is Aaron Ruimy's han-taj-tUl-hUt: But all that exists for that is a Babel text; I can't find any grammatical info. And on the other hand, the coolest *phonetic* writing system in the history of time (in my humble opinion) is Mark Rosenfelder's Elkaril: Which was mentioned here -- I can't remember by whom -- a few months ago. M