|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 Actually, it was the second choice of a script, I had originally
made a simpler alphabetic vertical script (more or less) that I couldn't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 =
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 =
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 =
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