raàyepèye Syllabary Thread
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? thelettermu posts: 262
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Just for the starters, the comparison chart between two faces of the script.

The former was created two years ago; the latter is a recent creation.

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? Morrígan Witch Queen of New York
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Cool. what sort of writing instrument is used for the second one?
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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*latter

I'd spend 4 or 5 hours writing these out by hand if I were you…there's several which aren't handwriting-friendly at all.
? thelettermu posts: 262
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quoting Morrígan:
Cool. what sort of writing instrument is used for the second one?

Dunno. I use a keyboard. And I don't think anybody by me writes in the script.

quoting Nessari:
I'd spend 4 or 5 hours writing these out by hand if I were you…there's several which aren't handwriting-friendly at all.

I used Inkscape to draw the shapes and Fontforge to put them into a font.

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A bit of a text:

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Transcription



pe yeyimisi sèhhu ihhòma fose
ah sèhhu hamahòma rèh
sèhhuhama miyèhmisi à fimimata
òpahnè mapòmisi nè pehhama
mèmimisi nè sèhhu fose
—raà mòhhòh'u pahnè ye yeyi tana fimimata
mèmimisi pamoh nè sèhhu rèh
—tana fimimata yeyi òpahnè ye ahmo nenimè


è ò r f à» stand for [ɛ ɔ ɾ ɸ ʔa]. The glottal stop is unwritten in general.)

Translation



There was the first, large stone
and the second, small stone.
The two stones sat on a hill.
They did nothing.
The large stone said:
“I imagine, what is behind the hill.”
The small stone replied:
“Behind the hill there is nothing that one knows for sure.”
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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quoting meficat:
quoting Nessari:
I'd spend 4 or 5 hours writing these out by hand if I were you…there's several which aren't handwriting-friendly at all.

I used Inkscape to draw the shapes and Fontforge to put them into a font.

So actual handwriting usability is not one of your goals, then?
? thelettermu posts: 262
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Not any further than making each character consist of at most one path and one horizontal stroke. If it were adapted to handwriting, then further simplification would need to be made.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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...Y'know, it's wildly inappropriate to attach that stuff to the Formatting and Markup page, meficat. I'll... work on an alternative.
? thelettermu posts: 262
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Ah right, sorry, I didn't realize what it did was attaching the files to an exact page until it was too late.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Looking at it again... the original block forms might be okay if chiselled or carved into wax. You'd really just need an intermediary handwritten form. Look at how Georgian evolved, maybe? The liturgical form (Nuskhuri) is quite pleasant.
? thelettermu posts: 262
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I am already pleased of what I got, flick off.

Also, I was going to adapt this script for e.g. English, but that has to wait until I am totally rested.
? masako la capitan
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Kinda what has been already said...it's nifty, but w/o knowing more it's just a font that you made...