|From:||Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 2:58|
Morgan Palaeo Associates wrote:
> For example I once pointed out that in my own writing, the first pen
> stroke for almost every letter begins near the top, at one of only a
> small number of points (exceptions: 'e', '4', '8'), and no letter is
> begun near its base. This had consequences for the very early versions
I do almost the same. My exceptions are "a", "g" and "q" which I start on
the right, at the middle of the circle; "e" for obvious reasons; and "d"
because I always begin with the bottom circle and if I write too fast, my
"d" looks like "ol". Sometimes my "B", "D", "P" and "R" explode too. I begin
with a small vertical stroke hanging in the middle and the rest of the
letter is "wrapped aroud", beginning on the far left.
> of my conlang Gzarondan, in which I borrowed some shapes from the
> Greek alphabet and made a point of borrowing only those that could be
> drawn after the same fashion (by contrast, the Greek capital omega can
> only be initiated at its base). Implications for conlang scripts are
> obvious: do the first strokes for characters in your scripts all begin
> at the same place (e.g. top left corner), or do they begin at various
> positions (whether top or bottom, left or right) without rhyme or
> reason, or is your script somewhere in between?
Well, my conlang Shaquelingua has 3 scripts based on the same graphical
"roots". For the horizontal alphabetic script, all letters begin on the top
left. For the vertical alphabetic script, all letters begin on the top right
because you must begin to write on the top right of the page then down, then
from right to left. The letters of the horizontal syllabic script always
begin on the top left. The only exception for all the 3 scripts is
"a"/stand-alone "a" which begins in the center of the top. The reason is
that's is easier for left-handed ones like the majority of my alien
con-writers, and like me of course. ;-)
One feature of the 3 scripts is that you never need to draw a stroke twice.
Sometimes, there are crossed lines or tiny loops but that's the "worst"
case. You can write very fast without spoiling ink. ;-)
bi-kaçtótu soe, [bi:^ka.CtOlu soe] (one-soon until)