Re: writing system for *eestaak
|Date:||Thursday, December 12, 2002, 12:04|
--- Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote: > En réponse à
> > well, as i point out later, the syllabic script
> > write ege`detara`ka, which is almost there.
> You had written ege`setara`ka :)) .
oops ! that would read eettaak ( s weakens to h which
assimilates with t )
> > it's the onset consonant, and the epenthetic vowel
> > only appears when the first consonant of a word
> > be compressed . . . compressed consonants are seen
> > weak and need a vowel before them to help them to
> > support them.
> Interesting idea...
> > ok, my way of writing it out was ambiguous. the
> > being that i didn't mark where syllable signs were
> > divided. so here's a more explicit version :
> > eestaak would be written e.ge`.se.ta.ra`.ka
> > annag would be a°.da`.ga
> > dihogga would be de.so`.go.ga
> > eezzes would be e.ge`.de.de`.se
> OK!!!! Now I understand!!! Neat! Especially the
> nasal sign which doesn't mark
> nasalisation of the vowel of the syllable anymore,
> but probably used to
> according to what you said about nasalisation.
exactly. i like the idea of a syllabary which
preserves as much history as an alphabet sometimes
does . . . i'ld love to see classical ( or even modern
! ) greek written in linear b ( TElO na pO written
e.te.lo i.na po.to ?! )
> > it looks a bit confusing with the diacritic coming
> > after the vowel, but remember that this is a
> > script, so the diacritic is actually attached to
> > consonant ( for a comparison imagine writing
> > |terebi| out as te.re.hi` and you get the idea )
> Yep! My mistake! Now everything's clear to me!!! :)
> > that's sort of part of the point : i liked marking
> > absence of a following vowel not on the sign
> without a
> > vowel, but on the sign before. the compression of
> > consonant gave me the excuse to do this . . .
> I see :) . So the ` is *not* a virama after all :) .
> But the system is neat as
> it is ;)))) .
no, but the influence remains ( particularly in the
use of ° for nasalisation : anusvaara/candrabindu
anyone ? )
glad you like it . . . now for the glyphs !
bnathyuw | landan | arR
stamp the sunshine out | angelfish
your tears came like anaesthesia | phèdre
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