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Re: PIKTO (was: A Font for Pictographs)

From:Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...>
Date:Sunday, December 14, 2008, 18:06
This is very fascinating and I like it.

I'm trying to understand the use of the repeated verb:

9. School began again. (head fill place begin begin)
10. The child ran quickly. (person small run run)

I'm trying to relate the concept of "again" with an "intensive" form. -
begin begin vs. run run. Can you give me a little more explanation on how
one would differentiate the two concepts in the same form? Could not one
also interpret  "Person small run run"  as "The child runs again"?


-----Original Message-----
From: Constructed Languages List [] On
Behalf Of Gary Shannon
Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2008 2:32 AM
Subject: PIKTO (was: A Font for Pictographs)

And one last thing before I go to bed: The embryonic beginnings of a
pictographic conlang, PIKTO, using my new font:


This would be a good candidate for a collaborative conlang project, since
the grammar is very simple and pidgin-like, so contributors would only have
to use the pictographic font to draw new glyphs and submit them to the site.
There would be no debates about phonology since the language isn't meant to
be spoken.

Hmmm. I'll have to give that some thought.



Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>