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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! /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)