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CONLANG  October 2010, Week 4

CONLANG October 2010, Week 4

Subject:

Re: Conlang Graffiti?

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Matthew Turnbull <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:52:43 +0000

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I agree that taggers generally will have the same content, even if the
style is very different.

Also, it doesn't seem to be a stylized version, but the first script I
thought of when I saw it was hangul. Not to say it has anything to do
with it, I have one script that according to a bunch of people looks
like Japanese (it bears a really vague resemblance to grass script)
but it's an abjad made for english, and it never occured to me when I
was making it that it had any resemblance at all. So it's probably a
co-incedence that it reminds me of it.

What language do you figure it might be, based on the surrounding population?

On 10/26/10, masukomi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Wm Annis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:21 AM, masukomi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> http://masukomi.org/misc/conlang_graffiti/index.html
>>>
>>> Can anyone identify this language?
>>
>> This isn't another language.  Certain styles of urban graffiti use
>> highly stylized signatures.  A little googling on "tagging graffiti"
>> will give you plenty of examples.
>
> [snip]
>
> Yeah, that was my first thought too, BUT each tagger wants a
> distinctive and recognizable tag as a signature. Right? In my
> experience you wouldn't see a whole series of them with totally
> different content that was only related by style. You typically see
> the taggers "signature" left behind as evidence of where they have
> been.
>
> Each of these was placed in the same location at each flight of
> stairs, and with such different content seems too much like a message
> than a random tagging to me.
>
> What motivation would a standard tagger have for using different content ?
>
> -Kay
>

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