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> Could you be thinking of Korean?
> Korean is made up of little pieces, so for instance you take /p/ and /a/
> and put them together and you get the syllable for /pa/.
>
> ObConlang: My conlang [ti:E:G] does the same thing.  Most of the symbols
> were actually based right on Korean.
>
> -Stephen (Steg)
>  "verbing weirds language." ~ calvin (& hobbes)

Korean is a true alphabet, but the rebus arrangements make it work like a
syllabry.  And you have Chinese traditions of balance withing each square cell.
I've said before that it is my favorite natlang script, and YHL should be
proud... ;)

Another feature is that the symbols for each consonant represent actual shapes
in the mouth, like some early form of "visible speech".  Though vowel formation
is based on more spiritual principles (heaven, man, earth), you can also see
physical description with vowel marks.

I'm considering using a system like this for Old Tech (and maybe a modern
revival of this very ancient writing system for the modern language).  I'll keep
y'all posted...

~DaW~


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