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Re: NATLANGS: What's that writing system?

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Friday, July 7, 2006, 22:08
Shreyas Sampat wrote at 2006-07-07 17:57:42 (-0400)
 > Mark J. Reed wrote:
 > > The pink bits are Japanese - not kanji/hanzi, but mixed Hiragana and
 > > Katakana.  As for the white glyphs . . . are you sure that's not
 > > Ge'ez?  It sure looks like it to me.  The first glyph is clearly a CHA
 > > (U+1328 = ጨ); the second I'm not sure about because the font is not
 > > one I"m used to, but I'm guessing it's a WE (U+12CD = ው), although the
 > > vertical bar doesn't descend below the circle in the WE glyphs I'm
 > > familiar with.
 > WE, eh? I guess that's possible; I'm not really extremely familiar with
 > Ge'ez either.

Neither am I, but I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it is.  The
series designated "-e" in Unicode is also the zero-vowel series, so
the reading is "chaw".