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
> 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 ... !