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? Yaali Annar The Gote
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What the title says. Not sure if this is the right forum. Move it, if it isn't.

The following script is a semi-joke script, as evidenced by the glyph shapes.

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The larger glyphs are meant to be capital letters.

Now, this here is a script from my salad days, where I still have no ideas about phonology:

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? Torco Learner of Stuff
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d'aaaw i feel old
I did this once... much worse, mind you, but I did post a script made entirely of penises way back when on the zbb.
Ah, how cyclical-history this is. reminds me of the beach and summers long gone. of simpler times.
? Torco Learner of Stuff
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also, it looks... absolutely fine as text.
? Izambri Left of the middle
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Pretty scriptie!
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Yes. Let us scriptulate.
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
posts: 205
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From 2003. Didn't need no welfare state. Everybody pulled their weight. Those were the days. etc.
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? Jipí der saz ûf eime steine
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Looks a bit like the I-guess-it-is-Borg-writing in Star Trek?
? Matrix Chronicler of the Myriad
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Looks to me like a bunch of crazy Unown shit.
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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is that gallifreyan or w/e you brits are up to these days
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Gallifreyan is, as it turns out, profoundly more implausible in design.

I happened to come across this earlier today and thought it deserved a mention here. It may seem a tad plain at first, but it apparently has excellent combinatory behaviour (if you like being visually overwhelmed.)
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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fuq daktar hu
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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quoting Pthagnar:
fuq daktar hu

if you were a trve brit you would want to fuck dead bird man. if you were a trve brit you would also want to fuck no eyebrows man
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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no
? Torco Learner of Stuff
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reminded me of unown as well.

rhetorica: looks like tengwar
still, nice as fuck
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Yeah, that's sort of a matter of how the pen is used. Depending on the stylistic properties it can also look more Hieriatic. A lot of letters have two forms: one that's more bulky and Egyptian, and a narrower shape that fits the Tolkienian aesthetic better. My ultimate goal is to create something as flexible and flowy as Arabic, but that'll probably require at least one more set of variants for almost all of the letters.
? Matrix Chronicler of the Myriad
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Here's article one of the UDHR in Maja. That's the first three lines, which are in a flourish-y version of the modern alphabet. The fourth line is the first line, but in the traditional alphabet. Too lazy to do the whole thing in the traditional alphabet.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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I have my suspicious doubts about that fire icon—several of those traditional symbols look pretty arduous for most media.
? Matrix Chronicler of the Myriad
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The characters of the traditional alphabet were pulled directly from the ancient Axonian syllabary. This was a political move by the incipient Second Empire to help legitimize itself as the continuation of the First (or Axonian) Empire. The modern forms came about not too long afterwards, because yes, the traditional alphabet is pretty cumbersome.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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Here's the problem. You've got two versions, one a descendant of the other. Except writing systems, even with recognized ancient antecedents, go through a huge amount of drift and simplification dozens if not hundreds of variations, before they even become widely used. So your traditional alphabet/syllabary symbols would have really been the starting point of the evolution, not the system found in the heyday of the First Empire, really.
? Hālian posts: 114
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:3
So I guess I have a passable Voynichese-based script now...

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«Samara» (a common female safir name and also a popular restaurant chain)

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«Alara Safiriw» (Safirian Empire)
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