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To Amber (was: beautiful scripts)

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Saturday, October 13, 2001, 7:55
--- Amber Adams <amber@...> wrote:

> > SuomenkieliMaa wrote: > > By the way, my half-hearted attempt at my conlang > > (Vya:a:h) has left me stumped.
> Why don't you just squish the characters down? > For example, a basic word might just use three > simple symbols, arranged in > an inverted triangle. However, the nice thing about > inverted triangles is > that you can make a larger inverted triangle out of > three smaller ones. > So what if in the case of a word using 9 symbols, > you wrote three triangles > in the same pattern as the basic word, only each one > was much smaller, > squashed into the space meant for a single > character? That would mean that > some of your words would be much "denser" than > others (kind of like the look > of various Chinese characters on a page) but you > would preserve the > look of one triangle for one character.
Already thought of that, but I dislike that "squashed look" that you adequately describe. It's taken me almost the entire time I've been conlang'ing (only 1.5 yr) to come up with a visually-appealing, workable script -- yeah, stupid of me as I did not even have a vocab system developped! Anyhow, I want to maintain the forms I now have, in same-size sets of 3 chars per 1 inverted-triangle space. If I go with monosyllable words like Chinese or Thai, then I don't see a problem with maintaining the aforementioned design -- but I don't like monosyllable words. I want huge words written in an attractive yet "abbreviated" way. Many thanks for your suggestion, but any other ideas? Matt33 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Make a great connection at Yahoo! Personals.