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Re: You've got to be kidding me.

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Friday, January 7, 2005, 12:21

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 22:31:50 -0000, Christian Thalmann <cinga@...> wrote:

>--- In, Carsten Becker <naranoieati@B...> wrote: > >> Yes, it'd undergo heaviest shortening I guess. First, I must get rid >of case >> marking everything that isn't out of the way quick enough, Second ... > >Sounds like a plan. I hope you're not doing what every- >body else did and apply Gaelic sound changes to it to >make it a Sindarin wannabe. :oP
Heh, yes I played a little with ideas about derivation recently. In no case I want my lang to get too near to Sindarin or Quenya. I'd like my possible daughterlangs to keep slightly Austronesian in sound. Ah well, maybe the one or the other variety might slip more into the direction of Old High German, though (h -> [C]/[X], t/d -> [T]/[D], ...). I just love that sound, too.
>> >Love the vine script, too, >> >> My script is not to be confused with the script at!! I've >> always referred to it as "Ornament script", "Wine script" (with W!!) or >> "Tahano Nuvenon". > >Um... which script at Omniglot? I don't see a vine >script in the A-Z index. Also, your design looks more >like a vine than wine to me... though it would sure >make a beautiful label for a bottle of wine.
*looks-it-up* Oh! You're right, "wine" refers to the beverage while "vine" refers to the plant. So then, it's the "Vine Script" of course!
>Do you mind if I doodle with a botanical-looking >bendable script to see if I can simplify the symbols, >making it easier to write and parse? I'll credit you >with the idea, of course, if anything comes from it.
OK, why not. It's a pain to write that script using normal texts. That's why there are two alphabets. The Box Script is thought to be more functional, so it isn't that appealing. I could have taken the Daléian script which is based on circles, but then I'd have to make up an explanation why the Ayeri use the Daléian script -- both people are living >3000km away from each other. Carsten