Re: [lostlangs] Re: Hairo Script Brainstorming
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 4, 2004, 18:23|
At 13:14 7/4/2004, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
>>While I like the look, I didn't think, as a rule, Runes were allowed to
>>have both vertical and horizontal lines. Something about engraving into
>>wood, I understand.
>That's right. The cut lines have to run either straight
>or diagonally across the wood fibres. Cuts that go in
>the same directions as the wood fibres will actually only
>be depressions between the wood fibres, and will disappear
>if the wood swells.
I should have added that this isn't a huge problem tho.
In Germanic runes the form
appears in inscriptions on metal as a variant of
| \/ |
which occurs in other inscriptions. You get the idea!
At 18:41 7/4/2004, Erich Rickheit KSC wrote:
>I certainly like the look of these letters. I think they suffer
>from the same problem as do Tolkien's letters, as do many featural
>writing systems. Letters that represent similar sounds resemble
>each other closely;
Yeah, better throw a piece of paper with one sign on each into a
hat, mix well and pull out randomly to assign to phonemes!
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se (delete X)
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