Re: 107 glyphs!
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 9, 2003, 22:07|
Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> writes:
>Reminds me of the native Etabnanni script (the etabveng /ra_Lbme_L/).
>Apart from being etabnannic, which, it is true, isn't such a hurdle,
>there's three forms of each glyph depending on whether it's at the
>beginning, middle or end of an orthographic syllable (which can correspond
>to half, one or two spoken syllables), and is heavily ligated. As an added
>bonus, there's about 20 ideograms thrown on the side for good luck, though
>they're quite common so probably aren't much harder than &, % and $.
well fortunately you never use each of the three forms in a text. It's
either the printed style, the quick style, or the calligraphic style. But
still, each Saalangal is expected to know how to write in all three forms
of the script, so they still have to learn 107 separate glyphs.
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