Re: Fluency wishlist
|From:||Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 14:35|
Thomas Leigh wrote:
>4. Amharic -- interesting sound (with all the ejectives and geminate
>consonants), interesting and very complex grammar, and it has one of the
>coolest writing systems on Earth.
I'm with you on the Amharic writing system! In fact, I used its
design as the basis for the Tokana syllabic writing system: To
get an idea of the Tokana writing system, imagine a mixture of Runic
and Old Cyrillic characters disguised to look like Amharic and
written with a flat-nibbed pen by an Ethiopian scribe.