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Re: Novus Scriptio [was: capitolisation]

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Thursday, May 27, 2004, 17:26
Barbara Barrett wrote:
> Personally I'd love to hear about your scripts, and if they played as > important a part in your con-cultures as Novus Scriptio did in mine.
The Kassi script isn't nearly so integrated into their culture. :-) It is a simple syllabary (well, *was*, a simply syllabary in Classical times, but post-Imperial times the language had changed so much that the script was now a mixed alphabet/syllabry). According to legend, it was invented by a man (!) called simply naNg'atimagli (the Letter-Maker). Previously, they had used an ill-suited logographic script inherited from the Sanle who formerly ruled them. A few of the logograms remained, including the numbers (which were base-6, although Uatakassi was base-12).