I think it is again time to look for something else to put on the front page! Current strong contender is Comrade Twabs' entry into the Heterodoxy Series of conlanging advice, which gets my vote. However, since his work has graced the front page for several months already, alternatives are of course very solicited.
That might be a good idea. In the meantime, the Hikoomayii story happened, which, since we take ages here for anything anyway, could be moved to its own page somewhere and made the featured creation. I think we can all agree that it deserves to be that at some point.
Matrix's stuff. You can swim in different pools and always find something interesting. We already featured "Shape and Makeup" from Ki Kuriku, as well as "Magic" from Maikros. In this universe, Maikros, we find more interesting stuff, like
Your Writing System Sucks
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I've been reading the very excellent Kill Six Billion Demons comic recently, which has an exhaustingly nuanced hagiography based on a fundamental divine order. Consequently, when I went back to look at 2L, its purpose and design was readily apparent even in the absence of a monograph describing its purpose. So, here is my attempt at deciphering the notes Anguipes has left us.
The monumental-style script of the Second Language is an elaborate logographic system built on the names of the sixteen aspects of the Supreme Being, or nvv̀n. Derived from a matrix of each of the divine names of the aspects, or gods, each of the 450 component glyphs is a crossing of two gods, and represents a plant or animal. The second language, 2L, is a philosophical language, where each piece of its vocabulary can constitute the basis for a further refined concept. By understanding the relationships between these concepts—such as how the verblike adjective ʔjj́x, "to be yellow," is understood to relate to ʔjj̄x, "flying snake"—a great deal of cultural nuance and perspective can be extracted from the composition of the language itself. That all being said, despite the abundance of absolutes in which Vana Gloria deals, it is also rife with mystery: dozens of glyphs, containing the words of the god Hypostasis (whose words are used only in Name syllables) and the goddess Hubris (whose words are entirely lost to us, and have possibly been stricken from history), remain mysteries.