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by MoonRightRomantic
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 15:49
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to design your own script
Replies: 77
Views: 26327

Re: How to design your own script

I noticed that the guide did not explain that writing materials determine the appearance of a script . For example: cuneiform scripts impressed by reed styluses onto clay tablets, runiform scripts were carved onto stone or wood, and sinoform scripts were painted with a ink brush. Each of these metho...
by MoonRightRomantic
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 20:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Triconsonantal roots: how?
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Triconsonantal roots: how?

What is reasoning behind the inflection of the first vowel in a root? I have not been able to find an explanation for the underlying logic. For example, katīb "writer" versus kitāb "book". Does CaCīC indicate an agent noun, CiCāC an inanimate object or past participle used as a noun?
by MoonRightRomantic
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 13:53
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Triconsonantal roots: how?
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Triconsonantal roots: how?

For his work to be titled Vocalised Ancient Egyptian, the reconstructions don't look ancient enough to me. Upon further perusal, many look almost exactly like the Coptic, w/o any heed to sound change. If you can get your hands on Loprieno's book (electronic or papery), do so with all haste. That is...
by MoonRightRomantic
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 21:41
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Triconsonantal roots: how?
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Triconsonantal roots: how?

Vartavan’s conclusions seem highly questionable.
by MoonRightRomantic
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 13:32
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Triconsonantal roots: how?
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Triconsonantal roots: how?

Speaking of Ancient Egyptian, there do no seem to be any reliable online resources indicating how Ancient Egyptian inflected. I know that as an Afroasiatic language it inflected primarily by transfixing the vowels of poly-consonant roots, but all the grammar guides I found through google have no men...
by MoonRightRomantic
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 00:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Triconsonantal roots: how?
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Triconsonantal roots: how?

I noticed that Old English has a lot of words which inflect by changing the vowel. I was thinking about developing an Old English based conlang with polyconsonantal roots which is written using entirely or mostly consonants. I would use runic as the basic script since it is supported in unicode. You...
by MoonRightRomantic
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 15:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help making sense of Protoss?
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Help making sense of Protoss?

Hey did this help at all? Sorry, I was away over thanksgiving. I wanted to make an update: it seems that I was wrong about the phrases being gibberish, since a number of them are repeated with English equivalents. On the wiki pages: http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/StarCraft_unit_quotations http://s...
by MoonRightRomantic
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 02:01
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help making sense of Protoss?
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Help making sense of Protoss?

I am trying to make sense of the Protoss "language" in Starcraft. It's not actually a language, just a bunch random gibberish intended to sound cool. http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Khalani https://khalani.wordpress.com http://khalani-language.blogspot.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/starcraft/comment...
by MoonRightRomantic
Fri 27 Oct 2017, 21:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 289
Views: 41929

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

It's been a while since this topic was revisited, but I found a conscript called Hanyinwen that uses a similar scheme to the proposed Chinese spelling reform a couple posts above. Hanyinwen is written phonemically in syllable blocks similar to Hangul (like several of the neighboring Chinese conscrip...
by MoonRightRomantic
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 14:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

I've been doing more research and my understanding has changed and grown immensely. According to page 59 of The First Writing: Script Invention as History and Process , edited by Stephen D. Houston, the "alphasyllabary" (syllabic alphabet, alphabetic syllabary, abugida, abzuda, what have you) was in...
by MoonRightRomantic
Wed 11 Oct 2017, 16:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How does Dunging's Iban alphabet compare to romanization?
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: How does Dunging's Iban alphabet compare to romanization

The only text I've found so far has " pantun iban lenyau surat " written as PA-AN-TA-UN E-BA-AN LA-NYA-AW SA-UW-RA-AT which suggests that a) the vowels represented is somewhat defective, b) each CV glyph has an inherent /a/, which c) is overridden by the vowel of any V or VC glyphs (I'm not 100%, t...
by MoonRightRomantic
Tue 10 Oct 2017, 14:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How does Dunging's Iban alphabet compare to romanization?
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: How does Dunging's Iban alphabet compare to romanization

As for how the system works, it looks like an interesting combination of abugida and syllabary, though the result looks like it could have been based on Sinitic phonotactical theory. Basically each consonant initial has an implict vowel which is overridden by a following rhyme character. I think it...
by MoonRightRomantic
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 23:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How does Dunging's Iban alphabet compare to romanization?
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

How does Dunging's Iban alphabet compare to romanization?

I learned about the obscure Iban alphabet through omniglot. It is used to write Iban, a relative of Malay. I found a chart of the LaserIban font at http://archive.is/KXnaf, but I have no idea how it would transcribe compared to the Latin-based orthography. Does anyone here know?
by MoonRightRomantic
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 17:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

The advantage of all classifications is the interest it creates in its interstices... Not for be filled, but perhaps just to be observed... (Without classifications, anywhere would be fascinating...) I am interested in intersections. I spend a lot of time surveying the conscripts on Omniglot and in...
by MoonRightRomantic
Tue 26 Sep 2017, 14:42
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

Back to the original topic... Wikipedia has an unfair amount of influence over what audiences learn, despite its notorious unreliability. The articles are often written in obtuse and confusing manner. I have seen academic papers that are easier to read. Omniglot is superior in this regard, since it ...
by MoonRightRomantic
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 14:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

:roll: And searches for "consonantary" come from people confused on the terminology in this thread. (Also, abjad isn't a word outside of the linguistic realm) "Consonantal alphabet" is the more common term, before spambots endlessly duplicated Wikipedia. "Abjad" has several meanings, like the Arabi...
by MoonRightRomantic
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 22:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

My point of view: to use a baptist word , seach a dictionary the usual meaning in the language you want to use... In english abjad is common... consonantary not... If you want to use other word define it first and go on... (or use an a priori (called philosophical) language where every word is tran...
by MoonRightRomantic
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 14:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

Peter Daniels has no authority outside his own circle of academics. https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/19/60/36/56/abjad10.png https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/19/60/36/56/conson10.png His circle is quite large... (that what I said...) [+1] [Insert Scientist/Researcher] had no authority outside of [his/her...
by MoonRightRomantic
Tue 18 Jul 2017, 18:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

"Abjadiyah" is the Arabic word for alphabets. I deliberately choose my terms from English rather than Peter Daniels' loan word-derived neologisms because they translate better. If you ask an Arab conlanger about "abjad" they won't understand what you mean without explaining a whole new context. If ...
by MoonRightRomantic
Tue 18 Jul 2017, 14:31
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Classifying ambiguous writing systems
Replies: 31
Views: 5586

Re: Classifying ambiguous writing systems

Hmm, I'm a total newbie, but can someone explain why hebrew is consonotary? Originally Hebrew was written without indicating vowels, but later a series of diacritics were devised to indicate vowels. So it depends on which version of the script you are writing. In the Hebrew script, like Arabic, eac...