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Kassi Script

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 the
> 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 ;-). > > Barbara


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