Tirelhat numerals and punctuation
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 17, 2001, 3:10|
I just realized that I left out a couple of paragraphs on numerals and
punctuation from the Tirelhat script page. It's up now.
Here are the new paragraphs, although it makes a little more sense on the
web page with the Velika font installed.
Tirelhat uses a duodecimal (base-12) system of numbers. The basic digits in
the Velika script are the same as the Roman ("Arabic") numerals with the
addition of A (10) and B (11). Digits are divided into groups of three,
separated by the ` symbol, and a raised dot (*) is used as a "duodecimal
point": 4A`5B6*39 (4A,5B6.3912 = 101,082.312510).
Phrases are separated by a short vertical line (,), analogous to the comma,
and the end of an ordinary sentence is marked by a double line (.). The
short vertical line is used in combination with a rising diagonal line to
mark rising intonation in questions (?), and with a falling diagonal line
to mark falling intonation in emphatic statements (!). A horizontal line
(-) marks a brief pause. Quotations are set apart by half-brackets ([ ...
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