Re: Tesawa update: text in Balalatu alphabet online
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 7, 2002, 11:31|
--- Thomas Leigh wrote:
> >> Reminds a bit of written Armenian, I think. Or perhaps un-written
> >> Georgian :)
> > I thought it showed influences of Demotic and Hebrew.
> I'm finding this really interesting because as I recall, I created the
> Balalatu letters via the old "doodle in the notebook and pick out the
> shapes I like" method; I certainly took no conscious design or influence
> from any existing script. So it's fascinating to read what other people
> think it looks like!
That's perhaps not so strange if you consider the fact that one's personal
taste will always prevail, no matter from what kind of mishmash it has to be
I remember I once tried to write music according to a certain idiome that was
absolutely not my own. And what happened? Already after two bars it
automatically began to adapt itself to my own style anyway. Conclusion: you
just cannot escape yourself :)
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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