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Re: Non-linear / full-2d writing systems?

From:Simon Clarkstone <simon.clarkstone@...>
Date:Saturday, May 7, 2005, 16:05
On 5/6/05, # 1 <salut_vous_autre@...> wrote:
> You could make affixation in a 2d writing but in more directions and in more > manners > > Instead of prefixes,suffixes, infixes, circumfixes, you'd have upfixes, > underfixes, rightfixes, leftfixes, upleftfixes, middlefixes, > right-middlefixes, circumfixes, up-hemicircumfixes, right-hemicircumfixes, > far-rightfixes, near-circumfixes... > > OK to distinct right-left or up-down, it needs a directionnal indication but > if not you still have the various angles an affix might take and its > distance from the "root"
And what about the mutations? There are so many possibilities (as a start, consider the mutations that are used for the radicals in Chinese characters). A symbol could be rotated, flipped, skewed, squashed, stretched, bent, abbreviated (in some symbol-specific way), or the core lines could be changed to double lines, or it could gain a "siamese twin", or ... !