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Various Styles

Post by masako » 29 May 2019 00:28

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a) Epigraphic
b) Handwritten
c) Billboard (3D)
d) Kufic
e) Text / Typed

So there are a few styles of Omyatloko. Which one do you prefer?

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Re: Various Styles

Post by Shemtov » 29 May 2019 00:41

I like the handwritten and kufic, but the former looks like the bastard lovechild of hanguel and simplified hanzi with Hebrew ad the godfather. The kufic is more unique.
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Re: Various Styles

Post by elemtilas » 29 May 2019 01:49

I've always liked your epigraphic style best of all.

The handwritten style is extremely attractive as well!

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Re: Various Styles

Post by Ælfwine » 29 May 2019 01:54

I prefer the handwritten style, but the text is nice as well.
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Re: Various Styles

Post by LinguistCat » 29 May 2019 02:09

Ælfwine wrote:
29 May 2019 01:54
I prefer the handwritten style, but the text is nice as well.
I have to agree with this.

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Re: Various Styles

Post by Reyzadren » 30 May 2019 14:42

+1 to E text style for Omyatloko.
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Re: Various Styles

Post by HJH » 30 May 2019 19:53

The Kufic is gorgeous. How do you generate the glyphs?
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Re: Various Styles

Post by masako » 31 May 2019 12:29

Shemtov wrote:
29 May 2019 00:41
I like the handwritten and kufic, but the former looks like the bastard lovechild of hanguel and simplified hanzi with Hebrew ad the godfather. The kufic is more unique.
elemtilas wrote:
29 May 2019 01:49
I've always liked your epigraphic style best of all.

The handwritten style is extremely attractive as well!
LinguistCat wrote:
29 May 2019 02:09
Ælfwine wrote:
29 May 2019 01:54
I prefer the handwritten style, but the text is nice as well.
I have to agree with this.
Reyzadren wrote:
30 May 2019 14:42
+1 to E text style for Omyatloko.
Thank you all.
HJH wrote:
30 May 2019 19:53
The Kufic is gorgeous. How do you generate the glyphs?
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Re: Various Styles

Post by Shemtov » 31 May 2019 20:43

If you're wondering why I see a Hebrew influence, the second block in the left column of the hand written looks like a Hebrew word <ZH> /zɛ/ "This" with a hastily written (or the handwritten style of Jews living in the Early Islamic World) glyph for <z>/
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Re: Various Styles

Post by masako » 05 Jun 2019 14:10

Shemtov wrote:
31 May 2019 20:43
If you're wondering why I see a Hebrew influence, the second block in the left column of the hand written looks like a Hebrew word <ZH> /zɛ/ "This" with a hastily written (or the handwritten style of Jews living in the Early Islamic World) glyph for <z>/
I can see that.

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Re: Various Styles

Post by masako » 02 Aug 2019 19:14

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seko saye puani nahayo yalaye ma ke tsa’eto omoye
scorpion along bank river-GEN walk-PST and TOP across-way think-PST

haye seko ke tsola anyaye
sudden scorpion TOP fox see-PST

seko nya tsa’e naha amo ua’e muta tsolayo kanyoye
scorpion for across river carry on back fox-GEN ask-PST

tsola kye ak na’eta amo yo ta’ena kute nuesitli
fox IND.SP COP.NEG 1s-P.2s carry then 2s-P.1s sting drown-FUT

seko kye na’eta kute yo nam nuesitli
scorpion IND.SP 1s-P.2s sting then 1PL drown-FUT

tsola pue omo nkataye
fox after think agree-PST

ya seko ua’e muta tsolayo uayaye ma tsola yokomuye
VOC scorpion on back fox-GEN climb and fox swim-begin-PST

me tsa’etsohue nahayo seko ke tsola kuteye
however across-half-LOC river-GEN scorpion TOP fox sting-PST

tsola naye sunu ke sila hayo yeno ka’e seko muka
fox while poison TOP vein 3s.POSS fill toward scorpion face

kye nyo ta’ena kuteye ka
IND.SP reason 2s-P.1s sting-PST Q

ima ta nuesitli
now 2s drown-FUT

seko kye na’i ke to nayo tlinapayek
scorpion IND.SP 1s.REFL TOP way 1s.POSS stop-able-PST.NEG


A scorpion was walking along the bank of a river, wondering how to get to the other side.
Suddenly, he saw a fox.
He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river.
The fox said, “No. If I do that, you’ll sting me, and I’ll drown.”
The scorpion assured him, “If I do that, we’ll both drown.”
The fox thought about it and finally agreed.
So the scorpion climbed up on his back, and the fox began to swim.
But halfway across the river, the scorpion stung him.
As poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said,
“Why did you do that? Now you’ll drown, too.”
“I couldn’t help it,” said the scorpion. “It’s my nature.”


Corrected some of the vocabulary and grammar, also never put this into Omyatloko before.

Previous version was in Naua.

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Re: Various Styles

Post by Thrice Xandvii » 03 Aug 2019 05:24

Holy crap does that look great! Seeing such a large block of it like that doesn't at all diminish it (I thought maybe it would, for some reason... maybe by drawing the eye to the fact that it has a finite number of shapes unlike hanzi's seemingly endless variety?).

How did you arrive at all the nicely done brush strokes and the flow of the characters? That's quite an achievement for Paint!
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Re: Various Styles

Post by masako » 03 Aug 2019 15:35

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
03 Aug 2019 05:24
Holy crap does that look great!
Thank you very much.
Thrice Xandvii wrote:
03 Aug 2019 05:24
maybe by drawing the eye to the fact that it has a finite number of shapes unlike hanzi's seemingly endless variety?
Yes, well, the parsing needed to realize there are only about 4K possible glyphs isn't really something most people can do even with a larger sample set. It takes a trained eye and someone decent with maths.
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How did you arrive at all the nicely done brush strokes and the flow of the characters? That's quite an achievement for Paint!
That's a story and a half, but, in a nutshell, I've been toying with some version of this script for almost 15 years, only arriving at this version a few years ago. This script (as should be obvious to most people here) is heavily influenced by Hanzi, Hangul, and weirdly, Mayan glyphs. The order of the strokes comes from Hanzi, the formation of the syllables from Hangul, and many of the logograms are directly influenced by Mayan.

Also, Ctrl C > Ctrl V makes paint your best friend. ;)

Thank you for your interest. I do appreciate it.

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Re: Various Styles

Post by Khemehekis » 03 Aug 2019 23:23

I have a special partiality towards the Epygraphic. Perhaps because I saw an almost Tetris-like script that looked something like it in a dream once.
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Re: Various Styles

Post by lsd » 04 Aug 2019 00:03

I would prefer epigraphic without spaces between signs, as kufic , to accentuate the Inca wall effect...
Strangely, the Handwritten seems cuneiform but with a brush...
All are very exciting ...
the talent of the calligrapher changes the vision we have of his writing...

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Re: Various Styles

Post by masako » 05 Aug 2019 00:50

Khemehekis wrote:
03 Aug 2019 23:23
I have a special partiality towards the Epigraphic. [sic]
As do I.

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