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From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Thursday, November 4, 1999, 9:27
>>> Larry Schelin <lschelin@...> 11/04 7:05 >>>
Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > Yours is that script that looks like a constellation of circles, isn't > it? That was one that really stood out.
That one was mine, actually... It seems like it was liked by a lot of people. Actually, it was the second choice of a script, I had originally made a simpler alphabetic vertical script (more or less) that I couldn't get to look right on the screen. The circle idea was at one point completely regular, so it could be used in any language. There were = slashes on the lines from the main circle describing how far back in the mouth the sound is produced, and a symbol for stop, fricitave, approximate, etc. This made me think of a shorthand I have (which reminded me of a post of Danny, I include it here: Danny Wier wrote: 2) I've worked some more on a personal shorthand, which I was going to = base on Arabic, but decided to use Syriac with Arabic influence instead. Kinda messy, but effective I think. I've even devised abbreviated methods of writing the numerals 4, 5, 8 and 0. (4 is like a cursive y, 5 is headless or like a teardrop, and 8 is just a loop, or a stick-figure fish facing upward. 0 is a simple dot or a dash. I'll get a .gif of my results this week, I promise.) Maybe tomorrow I'll send you a gif of my shorthand. It works with slashes = to indicate the POA's. ---- On a completly diffrent topic, my brain went a little wacky the other day, and the idea of a language where the verb changes position to determine = the tense occured to me. I've been working on it, but what I want to know is, does any other language (natural or artifical) do this, or have I started something completly wierd? Does it seem like a reasonable idea? I'll post details when I have a little more worked out... Spokane (the artificial one) does that too. It inspired me to do the same = thing. I have a lang that has=20 VSO for future tense SVO for present tense SOV for past tense = Joe