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Calligraphy

Postby Matthew Turnbull » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:26 pm

I always, liked calligraphy as an art form, and if the group values their language a lot, then perhaps they would have a calligraphic tradition. Of course this means that we would perhaps be wise to come up with a writing system.
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby kadani » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:36 pm

I agree and have also thought of this already... However my attempts look too rejistanian to suggest them here.
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby kadani » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:04 am

I tried someting yesterday, but I cannot upload it, Do you know any place to host an svg? :mrgreen:
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby Matthew Turnbull » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:49 am

If you e-mail it to me I could throw it up for now on my site, although I'm sure that conlang.org has room someplace.
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby Dedalvs » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:14 pm

I actually posted somewhere else, but I'd like to devise an orthography. To do so, though, I think we need to have the phonology and phonotactics nailed down. Are they pretty firm? (No glides?)
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby kadani » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:08 pm

Yeah, they seem to be rather fixed...
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby Matthew Turnbull » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:52 pm

here's the svg, if I can make up a proposal it will also be posted as soon as I have a scanner.
http://jorayn.nfshost.com/l0.svg
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby kadani » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:38 pm

What I can say about it was that I wanted to make it look rather like Hebrew but also wanted to make an individual 'squiggle' lok perfectly innocent.

The place where the Latin consonant is written is supposed to be the place where the vowel sign will be inserted later. The * is for an individual vowel frex at the beginning of a word.
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby Dedalvs » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:03 pm

I can spend some time working on this today. It'd be ideal if we could all collaborate and come up with a consensus for a script.
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Re: Calligraphy

Postby Dedalvs » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:04 pm

We need to square a couple of things before we get to an orthography, I think. Some questions to consider:

  • Are ts and dz separate phonemes, or stop+fricative sequences?
  • Same question for tx and (if it exists) dj.
  • Is there never an initial ng?
  • Aside from the affricates above, are there initial consonant clusters? Which are allowed? (I don't recall seeing any...)
  • Are non-homorganic nasal+consonant pairs allowed? In other words, ns contrasting with ms, or even nm sequences?
  • Is there really no [j] or [w]?
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