Thursday, March 08, 2007

Logographic scripts

Whoever came up with the Chinese writing system was out of his tree and off down the garden path in his three-wheel trolley. Even developing a system of writing that uses thousands of stylised pictures over the course of hundreds of years is, in my view, an act of bedlamic proportions on the part of the society that did it.

So of course I had to try it for myself.

The script below says: "The food has lost its taste" in my constructed language Ákat. I think it looks rather nifty. Of course, it isn't the full logographic swuush (that's a technical term, by the way) - my logographic script will be restricted to no more than a thousand different logobits (another technical term) which can be combined to form phrases and sentences.

More stuff on the various Ákat scripts can be found here and here. Enjoy!

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