Re: Scripting (Vyh.)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 26, 2002, 11:46|
En réponse à "M.E.S." <suomenkieli@...>:
The funny thing about this script is that though each character is composed
like in Hangul, the result is characters which look uncomposed like Chinese
ideograms :)) . I like this idea :) .
BTW, you look quite skilled in writing characters. Learning Japanese seems to
pay :) . I'm not that good unfortunately...
> Hopefully, over the coming weeks/months I'll get
> around to putting more samples onto the web.
Please do, I long to see a grammar of Vyääh on the web (I hope you can see it
correctly, I can do umlauts easily with my computer :)) ).
> Christophe, you should offer your Itakian native
> script here! It's quite beautiful in appearance -
> although I'm not one for "horizontal" scripts (ie,
> like Latin letters which go side-by-side); I sort of
> prefer the "vertical" scripts (ie, like Hangul).
He he, I prefer vertical scripts too (Mongolian is just beautiful), and the
Itakian script can also be written vertically. Horizontally is just more
frequent :)) . And a script written from right to left, with letters
representing vowels or vocalic clusters and consonnants written as diacritics
can hardly be called "going side-by-side" :)) .
I'll provide the list with examples of the Itakian native script as soon as I
have enough words to make a sentence. But if people are interested, I have a
30KB GIF image with the different signs of the script and an explanation on how
it works (I also have the 66.5KB Word file from which I produced it if people
prefer that, though I don't think so :)) ). I can easily send it privately to
people who want to see it. Or you can wait for the reader of the Conlang class
of David Peterson, I made the image for it :)) . BTW David, is it going on okay
with the reader? :))
Oh, and I have also all the different characters as individual images. Anybody
knows a freeware font-making program? (one which doesn't have difficulties to
make zero-width characters :)) )
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