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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » 03 Apr 2014 03:05

sangi39 wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:Being that letters come from pictoral glyphs, what do you think would be a good letter to represent the letter Ghaym which means "will, willpower"
An arm.

willpower < the unwavering strength of will to carry out one’s wishes < a muscular arm < an arm.

As it turns out, the Chinese character 力 ("power, capability, influence"), apparently has the same "muscular arm" etymology, so that was cool :)
I'll see what I can do about making an arm fit my conscript's style, but it might end up looking like Hebrew letter Kaf or Latin C.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by sangi39 » 03 Apr 2014 10:32

Ahzoh wrote:
sangi39 wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:Being that letters come from pictoral glyphs, what do you think would be a good letter to represent the letter Ghaym which means "will, willpower"
An arm.

willpower < the unwavering strength of will to carry out one’s wishes < a muscular arm < an arm.

As it turns out, the Chinese character 力 ("power, capability, influence"), apparently has the same "muscular arm" etymology, so that was cool :)
I'll see what I can do about making an arm fit my conscript's style, but it might end up looking like Hebrew letter Kaf or Latin C.
... or L, or Greek Gamma, or Syriac Gamal. Given the current Chinese form, it could even look like h, ħ or D [:)]

I don't know what else you have right now though, so, yeah [:P]
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Xing » 03 Apr 2014 12:43

I suppose pictorial signs would primarily have been used for concrete, easily depictable things. Complex or abstacts things would probably have been represented by some kind of semantic compound, or by phonological extension of a pictogram that originally was used to represent something else.

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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » 03 Apr 2014 16:01

sangi39 wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:
sangi39 wrote:
Ahzoh wrote:Being that letters come from pictoral glyphs, what do you think would be a good letter to represent the letter Ghaym which means "will, willpower"
An arm.

willpower < the unwavering strength of will to carry out one’s wishes < a muscular arm < an arm.

As it turns out, the Chinese character 力 ("power, capability, influence"), apparently has the same "muscular arm" etymology, so that was cool :)
I'll see what I can do about making an arm fit my conscript's style, but it might end up looking like Hebrew letter Kaf or Latin C.
... or L, or Greek Gamma, or Syriac Gamal. Given the current Chinese form, it could even look like h, ħ or D [:)]

I don't know what else you have right now though, so, yeah [:P]
http://www.omniglot.com/conscripts/alkavat.htm
According to my current alphabet chart I have a lot of arm-like symbols and at least one "h" like shape.

Alternatively I thought about a wave like-shape that I used to have represent Al "wind".

I could use a diacritic, but it just seems strange that the *one* letter is a diacritic of another.
I still have my uvular stop series, so I could always give those already existing symbols, and use diacrtics for "new additions"
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Hālian » 14 Apr 2014 23:37

AndivahXevos wrote:Just shout if you want a doodle of your name (or username). I'm doing names as Freszbyarian practice.
How about Carl Miller?

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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » 15 Apr 2014 04:48

I'm wondering if anyone can contribute to designing forms for the cursive version of my conscript?
Based off of this:
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Post by Thrice Xandvii » 15 Apr 2014 04:53

Cursive is going to be hard... especially when one considers it has to be bi-directional...
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Post by Ahzoh » 15 Apr 2014 04:59

XXXVII wrote:Cursive is going to be hard... especially when one considers it has to be bi-directional...
Ok, not cursive, but simplified, although Hebrew cursive isn't as cursive as English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursive_Hebrew

Simplified, for example, for Yav, I had it be written like a slanted F, and Hit would look like an upside down U, and Zab like Y.
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Post by AndivahXevos » 17 Apr 2014 03:34

Carl Miller wrote:
AndivahXevos wrote:Just shout if you want a doodle of your name (or username). I'm doing names as Freszbyarian practice.
How about Carl Miller?
I added my simplified version as well, and I quite like the way it looks. Enjoy!
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Post by decem » 17 Apr 2014 14:18

I'm currently (very slowly) developing a con-script for my conlang. It's a right-to-left alphabet developed from a set of logographs that originally represented things that start with the phoneme it represents (much like Phoenician). I'm not dedicating a whole lot of time to it yet, but once I have it I'll show it. Turning it into a font is going to be a nightmare Dx
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Post by Xing » 23 Apr 2014 21:42

As for me, there's a scanner:
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The romanised version of the text reads Kenei Gateegaku! - which translates as 'speak Gaku'.

Now, can anyone figure out what the individual glyphs stand for?

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Post by Creyeditor » 23 Apr 2014 21:50

Xing wrote:As for me, there's a scanner:
Spoiler:
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The romanised version of the text reads Kenei Gateegaku! - which translates as 'speak Gaku'.

Now, can anyone figure out what the individual glyphs stand for?
The first glyph is the sort-of-half-an-eye-with-a-double-understroke: KE
The second glyph is the smiling-cyclops-face: NE
The third glyph is the legged-eye-with-double-superstroke: +1mora
The fourth glyph is the legged-eyeless-curled-smile: GA
The fifth glyph is the J-like-thing: TE
The sixth glyph is +1mora again
The seventh glyph is GA again
The last glyph is TE again.
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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Xing » 23 Apr 2014 22:14

Actually, it's almost right.

1) k - usually followed by i, e or a.
2) n
3) e, ee or ei
4) g - usually followed by a. (The 'cat'-glyph!)
5) t or k
6) same as 3
7) Same as 4
8) a
9) same as 5

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Post by Thrice Xandvii » 27 Apr 2014 06:27

So... was doodling after looking at Georgian, and thinking about a recent script I just made for a syllabary and combining some elements to get this:

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The syllabary mentioned above is for a "romlang" that uses a phonology very similar to Cherokee to render words from Classical Latin (as opposed to vulgar Latin from which most Romlangs derive). It's basically just a silly diversion, but I may just carry on with it anyway as a little project to keep me occupied when Śijaam Tël isn't getting anywhere for me.
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Post by Lambuzhao » 27 Apr 2014 19:23

AndivahXevos wrote:A friend dared me to draw the equivalent of the following phrase/name:
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Just something to keep the thread going.

This is unbelievable. I love it.
It hooks me in the same way as the following:

The Name Game (Shirley Ellis)
Swinging the Alphabet (3 Stooges)
Tikki Tikki Tembo (Arlene Mosel)
Abc-def-ghi-jekyll-mnop-qr-stuv-wxyz (Big Bird, Sesame Street)

and....doh!
Now I see....now I get it. [B)]

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Post by MIGUELbM » 28 Apr 2014 01:54

Thanks to AndivahXevos for the idea, though I didn't made it nearly as long or as phonoaestethic
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Post by AndivahXevos » 28 Apr 2014 03:15

Thanks for the attention, but the word is not mine to claim. It is part of the show "Fullmetal Alchemist" where Scar and Wrath reveal their supposed names (which originate from a Japanese song from yet another anime).

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Post by Dezinaa » 28 Apr 2014 04:07

AndivahXevos wrote:Thanks for the attention, but the word is not mine to claim. It is part of the show "Fullmetal Alchemist" where Scar and Wrath reveal their supposed names (which originate from a Japanese song from yet another anime).
Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0g8bwYzMyU
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Post by AndivahXevos » 28 Apr 2014 05:17

Thank you for the link, Dezinaa!

And, hey Ahzoh...
Ahzoh wrote:I'm wondering if anyone can contribute to designing forms for the cursive version of my conscript?
Based off of this:
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...I am willing to lend a hand if no one else has jumped on that yet.

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Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Post by Ahzoh » 28 Apr 2014 05:36

AndivahXevos wrote:Thank you for the link, Dezinaa!

And, hey Ahzoh...
Ahzoh wrote:I'm wondering if anyone can contribute to designing forms for the cursive version of my conscript?
Based off of this:
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...I am willing to lend a hand if no one else has jumped on that yet.
No one has not yet.
Thanks for bringing attention to it.
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