Another script :)
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 8, 2002, 17:37|
This script is more of a "toy" script than a possible concultural script.
Mostly just another thing for me to write on the margins of notes during
It's based off of the letter forms of Nabatean as recorded in "Writing
Systems of the World" book that I have. I tried to use forms that would
make it look distinct.
Some of the differences are:
- Some of the sounds (pharyngeals) were either not used, or used for other
sounds. Sort of how Greek used letters for sounds not found in their
language for vowels.
- Letters and writing faces left to right.
- letters do not change drastically in form medially as say, Arabic.
- For sounds not in nabatean (/tS/, /dZ/, etc.), i use a diacritic mark on
letters that approach the sounds.
It's pretty cool if i say so myself. I guess it's kind of a "code" for
English, but the vowels are all "pure" (/a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/). I'll
probably use it mostly for writing simple small words and phrases in
Spanish though :).
I'll have to work on it more to add accents and things like that, but it's
pretty complete right now (for me it's easier to be happy with a script
derived from another than to create an entirely new one from scratch) :)
Communication is not just words, communication is...architecture
because of course it is quite obvious that the house that would be built
without that desire, that desire to communicate, would not look as your
house does today.