Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?
|From:||B. Garcia <madyaas@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 6, 2005, 19:41|
On 5/5/05, Tim May <butsuri@...> wrote:
> By analogy, it's at least possible to imagine an
> exclusively written language.
> Maybe this is too simple a thought, but I'd say both of my conlangs are
written languages, as I don't speak either, and haven't tried memorizing
them. Granted, they CAN be spoke, but geneally they aren't.
I suppose however, that for a language to be visual only, your lexicon
would have to be ideographic as someone else said. I'm thinking you'd have
to create symbols for each function word, root, etc. A simple method would
be to do affixing or maybe create something isolating instead (because
obviously you couldn't do anything sound based (duh). You could also create
semantically related words by altering the form of a base word/root.
Ahh, but would it work? I think so.
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