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New Writing System

From:Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>
Date:Friday, January 31, 2003, 9:24
I decided that my past two attempts at making a writing system for Taznakt
were pretty sad, so I scrapped those two and made a new one.  It's a mix of
logographic, syllabic, and alphabetic, so it can be a mess to work with.
Unlike some previous ones, I don't think I'll be making a font for this.

The text is an excerpt from the beginning of "Avantinantja Grogafa", which
means "The Origin of Kings".  It reads:

   Zatjet zlo kel apsontja grogafid daltja, k-
   -el dutja vajedzipt kel zraktun, dves zatje-     (ends in mid word)

   It was in the first days of mankind,
   in our beginnings on the earth, after was

Some of the characters are entirely logographic, such as the open-ended box
on the first row, right after the circle.  It reads as "grogaf", "origin",
being part of the word "grogafid".  Others are syllabic, such as the symbol
that looks like a V over a horizontal line on the second row, which reads
"ip".  A number of characters are biconsonantal as well.

I've uploaded an image of it to:

Please tell me what you think of it.

Joe Fatula


Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>
Tristan <kesuari@...>
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>