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beautiful scripts (was Re: Data and Musings...)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 3, 2001, 4:18
In a message dated 02.10.2001 12:52:28 AM, amber@OJNK.NET writes:

>It reminds me a little of Khmer, which is another script I like a whole lot. > >On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 09:33:52AM +0200, Christophe Grandsire wrote: >> Indeed, that's a beautiful script! But how can you write that, let alone
>> that at normal speed?!! The letters look to intricated and similar to be >> writing as they are in normal handwriting! Probably a hell difficult to
>> and write! :)
Incidentally, I have been discussin' linguistics with my father. We were just talkin' about scripts/alphabets/etc. & he mentioned that the Burmese and Malayalam systems look related. He might be onto something there, eh? He likened them to "bug-writing" LMAO not bugs writing, but writing with bugs!!! ::has mental image of a multi-spectacled wizened old man writing with emerald dragonflies, opalescent black beetles, etc.:: My dad also said that long ago - when he was a design student in London - he tried to re-design the Roman alphabet much like I tried to do when I was in the third grade in Houston, Texas. Both of us had the aim to make it easier to write block-letters faster: he 'cause he was an industrial designer (& that all good designers re-design EVERYTHING anyways), me 'cause I had a serious aversion to cursive writing (slice of my life: "Hey Teach, why do I hafta learn cursive when I will be told to 'Please Print' the rest of my bloody life? I just got through learnin' how to print this Roman alphabet stuff!" "Mister Chang, go to the principal's office im-media-tely!!!" ... cut to principal's office: "Ah, Mister Chang, again..." "Yepyep.") I still print :P~ *thPttt* czHANg


Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>beautiful scripts (to Christophe/Amber)