Re: NATLANG/Learning : Sanskrit
|From:||John Leland <leland@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 20:16|
At some point in my teens, I invented an alphabet (not a set of ideograms)
intended to be based on English the way that the Roman/Phoenecian derived
alphabet originally was based on Semitic words, so, for example, the sign
for B in my script looked like a book instead of being derived from a
stylized house (Phoenecian beth?) etc. It was not linked to any of my
conlangs,since logically it was tied to English, though a variant of it
has become used in the calendar of the world in which Meridonian in a
dominant language, and I have written a few short texts in Natece using it.
I have also used it for private diary entries, though I expect anyone
who seriously tried could crack it easily.
On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Estel Telcontar wrote:
> --- Stone Gordonssen wrote:
> > Anyhone here ever develop a ideographic/logographic written form for
> > his/her conlang?
> > I thought of this for my Laafaah, but then rejected it as too
> > difficult for the PCs in my RPG campaign.
> Well, in the first incarnation of Ikanirae Seru, there was a version
> that could be written in Japanese characters... kanji were chosen
> simply by their phonetic values, and katakana were used where that
> I also have a fictional "diary entry" (from when I was about 12)
> written in a spur-of-the-moment ideographic script/language - all I
> ever invented of the language was this fictional diary entry of a
> character stranded on a desert island, and it was written in ideograms
> and glossed in English - I never invented any pronunciations.
> I'm currently thinking it would be neat to see if I can start to make a
> language based on ideograms used in this part of the world - e.g.
> octagon for stop, red circle with slash for prohibition, hourglass for
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