Re: Conlang Flag
|From:||Arnt Richard Johansen <arj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 26, 2006, 13:42|
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006, Roger Mills wrote:
> Just received today..........WOW!!!!
Yes, it is quite a nice flag indeed. I was quite worried for a while,
because I had overlooked the fact that the order specified printing on one
side only. So I imagined that it was going to be either white or very pale
on the reverse side, which would have prohibited displaying it on anything
but a wall. Luckily, I was wrong: the colour is equally saturated on both
sides, as far as I can tell.
The only thing that is a little bit disappointing is that the ziggurat is
a bit misshapen -- the gap between the 2nd and 3rd level of it appears to
be a bit larger on the right side than on the left side.
One other interesting thing: as I was lying in my bed this morning,
wondering whether I should get up early on a Sunday for once, I was
looking at the conlang flag (I have temporarily hanged it up with
thumbtacks on the wall across the room) and in the half-daze the levels of
the ziggurat transformed into steps that were leading *inwards* and
disappearing into the sun. Sort of like a Stairway to Heaven, which I
suppose the Tower of Babel was meant to be. It never occurred to me before
now that one could look at the drawing that way.
Thanks, Sai! (And everyone else who contributed to the design of the
Arnt Richard Johansen http://arj.nvg.org/
Taboos abound in almost any aspect of Tuvan life. [...] To name an
example: the introduction of the Latin alphabet in 1930 was also
believed to impose a threat on the health of women expecting a child.
-- Mark C. van Tongeren: Overtone Singing