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Re: A writing system for Kayasanoda

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, January 26, 2002, 21:00
"M.E.S." wrote:
> So true! The Vyh'n script begins with the phoneme for > _g_ and ends with _yy_. The logic is simple, save the > best for last! :-)
The Kassi syllabry's characters all have names with meanings. Essentially, words that begin with said syllables. They traditionally ordered their syllabry by the meanings of the characters, e.g., words referring to kinds of humans were placed in the first group. Within these groups, the order was by importance of the entities referred to (which is, of course, semi-arbitrary), and then for words perceived as equal, it went by perceived complexity of the character. The modern form uses a chart to arrange the characters, similar to kana, and arranges the consonants based on the old order, so that the consonants are arranged in the order that they first appear in the old order. E.g., the first character was _li_ (likan - "daughter/son"), so L is first. Unfortunately, I've misplaced my notes on the old order, so I can't remember the details of the logic behind the order. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


M.E.S. <suomenkieli@...>Kassi wiritng system (was: A writing system for Kayasanoda)