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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. -- Remember Kids, only you can prevent misdirected replies! Pay attention to the "send to" line! Sig: They'll have a big parade for every day that you stay clean But when the trumpets fade, you'll go under like a submarine And you won't see it coming, no you won't see it coming


Sai Emrys <saizai@...>
B. Garcia <madyaas@...>