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Post by AndivahXevos » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 03:34

Welcome! This thread's purpose is to enable me to share with you some grapheme ideas that I have accumulated over some time. All of the ideas that I post are original, and I don't plan to use them (unless otherwise stated). Feel free to use these grapheme drawings for developing your conlang(s).

Also feel free to post your own drawings if you want! I like seeing what others come up with! Just make sure you state whether others may use your work. Thank you, and have fun!

To start, I will post one of my oldest ideas that has collected dust (hypothetically speaking). It was the start of an ideograph language. (I have no access to the printer at the moment...)
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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by Ahzoh » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 05:52

I made an abjad, I suppose one can use it as long as you don't claim it's yours, also, preferrably you should call it whatever you would call Alḵavat Vřḵaẕī ['al.xa.vat vɹ̩xaʒi] in your language.

I made handrawings of my script before but then I turned it into a font.
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Image Ӯсцӣ (Onschen) [ CWS ]
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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by AndivahXevos » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 06:10

Ahzoh wrote:I made handrawings of my script before but then I turned it into a font.
See here:
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That's fabulous! I remember seeing something like this in a different thread here. What method did you use to make your font?

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Post by Ahzoh » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 06:37

I used a program called FontCreator.

For the curves, I took Capital U and sometimes shorten or widen it.
For the sides of J and N I used parenthesis.

This is all in Arial-font style too.
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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by AndivahXevos » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 06:46

Ahzoh wrote:I used a program called FontCreator.

For the curves, I took Capital U and sometimes shorten or widen it.
For the sides of J and N I used parenthesis.

This is all in Arial-font style too.
Classy. [B)]

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Post by Ahzoh » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 06:56

I do hope not just my language uses it.
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Post by AndivahXevos » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 07:03

If I didn't have so many loose ends on my conlang(s), I would offer to make a secondary Lang based on those glyphs. I just seem to be addicted to glyph-making! @_@

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Post by Ahzoh » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 07:09

AndivahXevos wrote:If I didn't have so many loose ends on my conlang(s), I would offer to make a secondary Lang based on those glyphs. I just seem to be addicted to glyph-making! @_@
Make glyphs based on your conculture if you have one.
My conculture is obsessed with death, so these glyphs are based on them.

For example, my F looks like a vulture (it's the bottom-most glyph above the line with the ring under the hook of the cane-shape).
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Post by AndivahXevos » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 07:21

Ahzoh wrote: Make glyphs based on your conculture if you have one.
I normally create glyphs based on a feeling or stylistic look (omitting the picture I submitted). My problem is that I create too many separate sets to work on at one time.

I'm getting better, though. Now I focus on what sets I want to grow into a language (and then we will see about a culture).

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Post by AndivahXevos » Sun 29 Dec 2013, 23:46

The following is an example of what I mean. (I created this just a couple of days before.)
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This is just a preview of some of the sketch. I definitely want to use this in my own conlang/conworld sometime. It's way too good to waste! Does anyone have any suggestions for it?

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Post by AndivahXevos » Mon 20 Jan 2014, 21:23

I've dug another one of my grapheme sketches out of the file box. My internet situation is a little complicated right now, so I apologize for the quality of the pictures from my phone.
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Not planned for my personal use.

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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by Shemtov » Mon 20 Jan 2014, 23:14

This is an abugida for scrapped tone language of mine:
Here are the consonants, each with an inherent schwa and mid tone, with their sounds and names:
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The vowel signs are written underneath the consonants. Here they are, under the void consonant:
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The tone signs are written above the consonants. Here they are with the void consonant and the vowel <a>:
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(tones are ˥ ˧ ˩ ˧˩ ˧˥ ˥˧˦ ˩˧˨ <ä a ā à á ǎ â>)
Here is an example:
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It says:
"Sâr Büt krāi nhéa"




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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by AndivahXevos » Mon 20 Jan 2014, 23:32

Shemtov wrote:This is an abugida for scrapped tone language of mine:
Feel free to use it as long as you give me full credit!
I quite like the names for the letters as well as the overall idea.

I'm curious about how you created your letters and marks. Also, did you make any words or grammar system for it?

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Post by Shemtov » Mon 20 Jan 2014, 23:50

AndivahXevos wrote:
Shemtov wrote:This is an abugida for scrapped tone language of mine:
Feel free to use it as long as you give me full credit!
I quite like the names for the letters as well as the overall idea.

I'm curious about how you created your letters and marks. Also, did you make any words or grammar system for it?
It was made for a civilization that was influenced by Malays and Thai, so most of it comes from the Jawi and Thai scripts.
Here's the thread for the language, before it was scrapped:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3273&p=132653&hilit=hengese#p132653

Also, here's another script I created, but I'm using it right now. But it's OK if someone would take a few graphemes from it, if their stuck.:
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It's an alphabet, read left-to-right.
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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by masako » Tue 21 Jan 2014, 02:11

I have some suspicions that Shemtov is pulling our collective legs.
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Post by AndivahXevos » Tue 21 Jan 2014, 02:19

masako wrote:I have some suspicions that Shemtov is pulling our collective legs.
Would you care to elaborate?

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Post by Shemtov » Tue 21 Jan 2014, 02:35

AndivahXevos wrote:
masako wrote:I have some suspicions that Shemtov is pulling our collective legs.
Would you care to elaborate?
I suspect it's because of my grapheme for <n>.
Yeah, no one should use that one.
There is an in-conworld justification for my conpeople using that symbol. I'm also making a comment on the nature of the con-tribe using the alphabet
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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by AndivahXevos » Tue 21 Jan 2014, 02:50

Shemtov wrote:
AndivahXevos wrote:
masako wrote:I have some suspicions that Shemtov is pulling our collective legs.
Would you care to elaborate?
I suspect it's because of my grapheme for <n>.
Yeah, no one should use that one.
There is an in-conworld justification for my conpeople using that symbol. I'm also making a comment on the nature of the con-tribe using the alphabet
Fair enough.
Based from your first post:
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Post by Shemtov » Tue 21 Jan 2014, 02:54

AndivahXevos wrote:
Shemtov wrote:
AndivahXevos wrote: Based from your first post:
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There should be a circle under the <m> grapheme, otherwise it becomes She-mea-to-vea.
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Re: Con-Script Recycling Bin and Idea Box

Post by AndivahXevos » Tue 21 Jan 2014, 03:00

Shemtov wrote:There should be a circle under the <m> grapheme, otherwise it becomes She-mea-to-vea.
I knew something might have been wrong. [:$] Oh well. [:D]

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