|From:||Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 12, 2004, 12:06|
Soory bout this; it got shuffled and I didn't notice till now. BB
----- Original Message -----
> > Barbara Barrett wrote:
> > > Personally I'd love to hear about your scripts, and if they played as
> > > important a part in your con-cultures as Novus Scriptio did in mine.
> > Nick Noted;
> > The Kassi script isn't nearly so integrated into their culture. :-) It
> > is a simple syllabary (well, *was*, a simply syllabary in Classical
> > times, but post-Imperial times the language had changed so much that the
> > script was now a mixed alphabet/syllabry). According to legend, it was
> > invented by a man (!) called simply naNg'atimagli (the Letter-Maker).
> > Previously, they had used an ill-suited logographic script inherited
> > from the Sanle who formerly ruled them. A few of the logograms
> > remained, including the numbers (which were base-6, although Uatakassi
> > was base-12).
> Barbara Babbles;
> Was naNg'atimagli an actual historical person accredited with theinvention
> of script, or a totally mythical/divine figure?
> IIRC the Greeks had it both ways - attributing letters both to the god
> Hermes/Thoth and to an historical personage who's name escapes me for the
> moment ;-).