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Re: Kamakawi Orthography

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Saturday, March 22, 2008, 0:49
Ahem, look here too:


Very nice!  Let me ask: How did you create that image?  It
seems like I have a hundred different image creation/manipulation
programs, and I have to use them all together to try to
approximate what PC people seem to create with relative ease.

Some correspondences:

-The logogram for "king" is a grammatical glyph for the diminutive
in Kamakawi. (!)

-Kijeb /uns/ = Kamakawi /no/ and /iu/.

-Kijeb /tar/ is close to Kamakawi /fine/, "bat".

-Kijeb /jut/ = Kamakawi "net" (can't remember the word).

-Kijeb /sa/ = Kamakawi /u/.

-Kijeb /sar/ = Kamakawi /to/, "four".

-Kijeb /sus/ = Van Halen's logo.  :)

Seriously, though, I'm surprised at how few overlapping
glyphs there are.  My favorites are the little man wearing
a hat (/rat/), and the cactus in the desert beneath the
moon (/ran/).

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Benct Philip Jonsson <melroch@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <melroch@...>