Re: Now trying to decide on a Tech abjad/alphasyllabry....
|From:||Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 4:36|
From: "John Quijada" <jq_ithkuil@...>
> Danny Wier wrote:
> Have you considered the idea of using "base" letters to which systematic
> alterations/mutations would be applied, analogous to what Tolkien did with
> the Futhark runes in adapting them to become the Cirth? Thesealterations
> might be used to indicate the 2ndary phonological processes
> (palatalization, labialization, etc.) instead of primary place/manner of
> articulation the way Tolkien used them. The idea of applying the kind of
> systematic alterations found in the Ethiopic script to a "Latinized"Hebrew-
> looking script would be interesting.
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! So for now, I'm using adapted Hebrew/Aramaic or Latin
What you said is what I have in mind actually... actually the diacritics,
written below the /X\_wruf/ (letters) as in Hebrew, indicate both vowel
(either /@/ or /a/) and secondary feature; there are six in all, plus an
accent mark (like the <meteg>). Gemination (/t@Sdid/) is marked above the
I did try to "Latinize" the Ethiopic/Ge`ez syllabry once, incidentally.