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Re: New bac Font

From:bnathyuw <bnathyuw@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 15, 2003, 12:43
 --- Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> wrote: >
Emaelivpair bnathyuw:
> >it's actually, as a mentioned, an attempt to get > the > >usualy writing systems ( see > > ) > to > >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? >
thanks. 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 for |a| verbs are marked by enclosing the first letter in what look like parentheses. i romanise this as capitalisation. the alphabetic form used for the font does away with the carrier and the visarga, and introduces a sign for |a| the consonant forms are based on roman letter forms, but highly stylised. the vowels are arbitrary bn ===== bnathyuw | landan | arR stamp the sunshine out | angelfish your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts