Re: New bac Font
|Date:||Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 12:43|
--- Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> wrote: >
i think i've posted on the form of the writing before,
but i'll reiterate.
i think of the writing as an alphabet, but it's really
an abugida :
each consonant sign has an inherent |a| vowel. if it's
written with another vowel following, the |a| is
cancelled. if it's attached to another consonant, the
|a| is also cancelled. this means that the number of
syllables can be judged by the number of breaks in the
text, but a string of signs doesn't correspond to a
syllable ( but rather to a string of consonants
followed by a vowel ).
a final consonant is marked as not having a following
vowel but a small stroke ( ~= visarga ).
initial vowels take a small carrier letter. in
informal writing this is left out on the vowels that
have distinctive signs ( |e i o u| ) but is necessary
verbs are marked by enclosing the first letter in what
look like parentheses. i romanise this as
the alphabetic form used for the font does away with
the carrier and the visarga, and introduces a sign for
the consonant forms are based on roman letter forms,
but highly stylised. the vowels are arbitrary
bnathyuw | landan | arR
stamp the sunshine out | angelfish
your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre
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> >it's actually, as a mentioned, an attempt to get
> >usualy writing systems ( see
> >fit into a horizontal format . . . but i like
> >coincidences !
> I love that last column. The curves that make up
> your script are very
> visually pleasing. :) How did you develop it? Is
> it alphabetic, syllabic?