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Betreft: Re: Scripts in 3-D?

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Thursday, January 13, 2000, 8:13
>>> "Daniel A. Wier" <dawier@...> 01/13 3:47 >>>
Whoops, I was being vague... I meant engravings of different dephths and slopes. And I thought of making the three dimensions represent consonant, vowel, and tone of syllable. (Once again, the colors represent the depths/grades when used on paper or the monitor screen. I recommend the darkened versions of the four basic colors: red, yellow, green, blue. In other words: crimson, maize, forest green and navy blue; black could be a 'neutral' fifth color.) An example: a shallow mark would be Mandarin tone one, a deep mark tone four, a deep mark leading into a shallow exit tone two, and a shallow mark leading into a deep mark tone three. Colors: tone one is crimson, tone two is maize, tone three is forest green, and tone four is navy blue -- an unmarked tone would be black. In the character rebus, the consonant is on the left/upper left, the vowel on the right/upper right, and a nasal (<n> <ng>) ending (or <er>) below both marks when applicable. Of course, this is one wild experiment <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< This is what makes me feel inferior. Every day I read somthing and think: "Why didn't I think of that?" A wonderful idea to use colours or depth to indicate tone, poa or something else.