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Re: New Kelen Stuff

From:Sylvia Sotomayor <sylvia1@...>
Date:Thursday, July 27, 2000, 17:31
On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, you wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jul 2000 18:05:06 -0700, Sylvia Sotomayor > <sylvia1@...> wrote: > > >Hi, > >I've added more pages to the Kelen site. > > is the main page, and > > is the page with the > links > >to all the new material. > >New stuff includes: > >a folktale from the North, > >an example of box script, and > >a page on the ceremonial interlace alphabet. > > The latter is a real masterpiece! And the way it's presented is neat. > > What's the origin of the interlace script? Anything kipu-like, reformed > for writing on plane surface? (Sorry if I missed an earlier discussion). >
I am a big fan of old Celtic manuscripts. I can do calligraphy in the old uncial and carolingian scripts, and I can do knotwork. It really isn't all that hard once you know how. When I was young and had first learned how to divide numbers, I would fill whole notebooks of long division. This was a way of doodling for me. After I learned knotwork, I would fill whole notebooks of knotwork. I had read a bit on Ogham and thought that if you were going to make a code that looked like decoration, why not make a code out of knotwork? As to why the Kelen came up with this, I have no idea beyond the sentence or two on the page. I'm glad you like it.
> > Basilius
-- Sylvia Sotomayor from Caldera 2.4 Linux