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sevenorbs wrote:
06 Jun 2018 02:18
Hello.
So I have this script...
Sounds like how Korean functions.
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Ahzoh wrote:
06 Jun 2018 05:06
Sounds like how Korean functions.
So, it's an alphabet ... but not really featural like hangul?

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Do you have any more examples? I have had similar ideas in the past, and what I end up with is a system in which there are more than one way in which the same resultant character can be created which leads to way more ambiguity than I like. Have you run into a similar issue at all? If not, how have you avoided it.

Also, I like the look of your script so far.
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Ahzoh wrote:
05 Jun 2018 05:15
Can't do dots or a single line, those are for diacritics.
Some thoughts I had:
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Those look neat, though I had earlier gotten all the letters for the abugida:
https://conworkshop.com/view_article.ph ... 60c2dfe3bf
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I decided to give an order to the letters of Neðam. This table has the Neðam glyphs on the left, with their hacm equivalents to the right.

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Romanisation:
column 1: ŝ u r a k z š t ř i f m
column 2: e ħ p o vħ d l þ ðħ ẑ y g
column 3: s ž ṡ ż c č v n ñ ŋ h b
column 4: fh ð þh fš vž j w ť ď .

IPA:
column 1: /s͎ ɯ ɹ a k z ʃ t ɾ i f m/
column 2: /e ɣ p o vɣ d l θ ðɣ z͎ ʉ̜ ɡ/
column 3: /s ʒ ɬ ɮ ts tʃ v n ɲ ŋ x b/
column 4: /fx ð θx fʃ vʒ j w c ɟ ʔ/
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I've created a couple of glyphs for a logographic writing system which I think look good, but I have no idea what their meaning should be. The culture in question is early bronze age, with cities but not yet any large kingdoms. Any suggestions?

(Ideas suitable for rotated variants of these glyphs are also welcome.)


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A few ideas that come to mind right away:

1 - seed
2 - mountain, mountain range
3 - left hand
7 - to eat
8 - to swim
9 - honeycomb, beehive
10 - deer, moose

(Post #9933.)

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or
1 woman
2 rainbow
3 drop
9 fish scale / tiles

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  1. Seed, Gem
  2. Mountain, Rainbow, High (altitude), Growing
  3. Tree, Hand
  4. Bed, Sleeping
  5. Thorns, Barbs
  6. Some extension of 5, Bear trap?
  7. Arrow, Spear, to Pick up
  8. To Farm, Sow Seeds
  9. Structure, Strength
  10. Moose, Deer, Generic Horned Beast

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I want an alphabet for Momčalsumai (and I mean an alphabet, in the technical sense). I have decided that it will be left to Right and the following strokes will be available: Horizontal Line, Vertical Line, Ascending 90 degree diagonal, Descending 90 degree diagonal. All letters must contain one of the first two; the diagonals are only decoration. Also, each letter can only contain one each of the first two, The Vertical being the "primary" line if it contains both; ones featuring only a horizontal line will consider that the "Primary". All letters contain either a Vertical and Horizontal or a base and at least one diagonal, whose horizontal reach will be that of the horizontals in vertical-only letters, and whose height will be the same as the verticals in horizontal-only letters, so the base form of a Vertical-only will look something like a mirror image of this: <˩˥>, and the miror image of the following would be an acceptable form: ˥ I want small semicircles to attach to one end of the "primary" line. The diagonals can only come from the left of the Verticals, and from the top of the Horizontals.. My idea is that this started as a diacritic, as the original alphabet didn't mark a certain feature with the stops. The stop series has plain, voiced, and aspirate contrasts, with some gaps. Which feature should not be distinguished in the old script: Voicing vs. plain, or plain vs. aspirate. Note that the first distinction is in the fricative series also, and if its the undistinguished feature, should I apply it to them to, or no, as the language distinguishes /zd/ vs. /st/ clusters, and so <zt> meant /zd/ and <st> meant /st/?
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Ideas for what "Basic" (non-diacritic) letters will look like:
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Thoughts?
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Shemtov wrote:
30 Jul 2018 20:41
Ideas for what "Basic" (non-diacritic) letters will look like:
http://i68.tinypic.com/28wp1yr.png
Thoughts?
At least three of them, and possibly all of them, look like characters I “invented”(?) long ago, but don’t remember publishing because I never completed the writing system.
I still hope to use them! I hope you won’t think I’m stealing them?

It should go without saying that I like them a lot!

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eldin raigmore wrote:
30 Jul 2018 21:35
Shemtov wrote:
30 Jul 2018 20:41
Ideas for what "Basic" (non-diacritic) letters will look like:
http://i68.tinypic.com/28wp1yr.png
Thoughts?
At least three of them, and possibly all of them, look like characters I “invented”(?) long ago, but don’t remember publishing because I never completed the writing system.
I still hope to use them! I hope you won’t think I’m stealing them?

It should go without saying that I like them a lot!
Well, I'm using very simple stroke rules, so I guess it's natural that some other conscript looks similar. I'm also aiming for a Germanic Runes with small Ogham influence look (and a Thai influence, once I create "diacritic" graphemes). Any thoughts on what the feature the old script didn't mark should be? I'm thinking voice, as there are gaps in the voiced sereis, but not the aspirate one, and if C stands for "stop" /z~sC/ clusters are very common, and I like the elegance of having the difference between, say, /zd/ and /st/ be <zd> and <st>.
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Momčalsumai Alphabet:
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Some writing. It just says the name of the language:
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Thoughts?
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not bad, Shemtov (:

Also the Culet-Mayato script:

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The script is an abugida, the inherent vowel is /ɤ/ in Culet, and /e/ in Mayato; also, the vowel sign for <ie> in Culet indicates <ae> in Mayato.
I prefer to not be referred to with masculine pronouns and nouns such as “he/him/his”.

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Below is an example of a logography I've been working on. The shapes are all borrowed from Luwian Hieroglyphs. I've only adapted them to my own style. I don't necessarily have a conlang that these go with but I am enjoying the design process and would like some feedback. These were drawn by hand on the Adobe Draw app on an iPad. Under the picture, I'll include a glossary of these glyphs they'll be number COLUMN.ROW (Ex: 1.1) followed by the gloss followed by the Laroche number for those interested in comparing to the original glyphs.

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1.1 me, my *1
1.2 to eat *7
1.3 to drink *8
1.4 to embrace *9
1.5 king *17
1.6 great king *18

2.1 to speak, say *22
2.2 to fight *24
2.3 forehead, front *26
2.4 libation *27
2.5 strong, strength *28
2.6 bind *31

3.1 arm *32
3.2 fist *39
3.3 take *41
3.4 son *45
3.5 daughter *46
3.6 war *53

4.1 to give *66
4.2 above, over *70
4.3 to do, make *65
4.4 woman *79
4.5 wing *78
4.6 horse *99

5.1 deer *103
5.2 cow *105a
5.3 ram *110
5.4 fish *138
5.5 sun *190
5.6 east, dawn *192

6.1 moon *193
6.2 thunder *199
6.3 lightening *200
6.4 earth *201
6.5 hill *207a
6.6 spring, water *215b

7.1 river *212
7.2 cubit, to measure *243
7.3 army *269
7.4 ax *281
7.5 man *313
7.6 to write *326

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I unfortunately don't have much to say, other than that these look great!

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shimobaatar wrote:
17 Oct 2018 00:14
I unfortunately don't have much to say, other than that these look great!
Thanks!

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Some more example glyphs with the glossary in the spoiler.

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1.1 year *336
1.2 west *379
1.3 bad, evil *368
1.4 sick, sickness *368*
1.5 life, health *369
1.6 staff *378

2.1 lord, master *390
2.2 servant, slave *387
2.3 head *10
2.4 woman *15
2.5 eye *25
2.6 under, below *56

3.1 in, between, among *57
3.2 with *58
3.3 to hear, ear *73
3.4 donkey *100
3.5 dog *98a
3.6 lion *97a

4.1 leg *82
4.2 foot *90
4.3 horn *108
4.4 sheep *111a
4.5 vine *160
4.6 eagle *133

5.1 bird *130
5.2 silver *257
5.3 sky, heaven *182
5.4 bread *181
5.5 stone *267*
5.6 money *257

6.1 hammer *280
6.2 chair *298
6.3 tub *337
6.4 knife *338
6.5 vase, jar *341
6.6 cup *346

7.1 god *360
7.2 wood *382
7.3 animal *404
7.4 lick *112
7.5 rabbit *115b
7.6 end *217

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More examples...probably gonna slow down from here on. Glyphs which don't have a Laroche number are actually inspired by Linear B rather than Luwian.

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1.1 ewe
1.2 barely
1.3 oil
1.4 wine
1.5 flour

2.1 pig
2.2 after, behind *35
2.3 goat *104
2.4 good *166
2.5 shield *272

3.1 pick *286
3.2 chariot *288
3.3 wheel *292
3.4 to collect *344
3.5 great *363

4.1 bowl *402
4.2 flame, fire *477
4.3 judge *371
4.4 justice *372
4.5 day *358

5.1 podium *264
5.2 scraper *268
5.3 pure *322
5.4 all *430
5.5 metal *516

6.1 lamp *506
6.2 hide, skin
6.3 cloth
6.4 bronze
6.5 month

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