|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 7, 2000, 3:33|
I've been developing a more plausible script for Saalangal, based off of
the Grantha script of southern India. This script is the ancestor of the
Tamil, Kannada, and Sinhal scripts. I've been simplifying the letter
forms down from the rather extravagant letter forms of Grantha.
I found one site with an image of the script (Found at:
http://sdlcfsn.cs.iitm.ernet.in/tidbits.html ) , but it only had the
tranlisteration in Devanagari (so, i went to a site with the Devanagari
letters and their Latin equivalents). Then I came across a problem, I
found I could not find the sound for 'ng' (palatal n) anywhere. Anyway, I
was hoping someone out on the list may have another example of the script,
or could give me some plausible ideas on how to create ng from the
the sounds in Hindi that I could find on the image of Grantha that are in
k, g, ch, t, d, h, n, p, b, m, y, r, l, s, w, a, e, i, o, u
The non existent one is:
For the diphthongs, I think i'll do it as I write them in English, combine
the vowels with y or w.
It's worth the risk of burning, to have a second chance...