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Sorry about this message... I was going to write more, decided it was
going to be a waste of a message and in the process of cancelling
accidentally sent it. I don't know how it got sent I must've fumbled
over the keyboard and used the shortcut for sending.

Tristan

On Wed, 2002-04-24 at 16:32, Tristan wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-04-24 at 16:14, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>
> > Also, although the script is derived from the Latin alphabet, it has a feature
> > in common with the Arabic alphabet: some letters connect with the following
> > one, while others don't. Moreover, there are plenty of ligatures (among which
> > double letters, which are often written as one letter with a single line more,
> > which can be easily forgotten :)) ). Two which can easily be overlooked are the
> > ligatures |te| and |ge|. |e| is written like a 'c' with a horizontal bar (like
> > some versions of Greek epsilon I've seen in some mathematical fonts, or a E but
> > round). |t| is identical to the Greek small tau, and |g| is like |t| but with a
> > tail that goes under the baseline. But the ligatures |te| and |ge| are written
> > like a |t| or |g| alone with the horizontal bar of the |e| added. So it can
> > easily be overlooked, especially in some handwritings where the horizontal bar
> > is nearly gone :)) . And of course there are the ligatures |mn| and |nm| which
> > are identical :)) .
>
> Oh, I like your script! It sounds very fun from this description! (I
> especially love ligatures. I wish English made use of ligatures
>
> >  To add to the confusion, many Runes are
> > > horribly polyvalent (I'm refering to the late, Nordic Runes) - only
> > > one
> > > letter for /g k N/, and anone letter can be read as any of /i j e æ/
> > > (the
> > > last is ash).
> >
> > That is already a feature of Maggel. Necessary when you have only 17 letters to
> > transcribe 70-odd sounds :)) .
> >
> >  Add inconsistent use of the word-break marker, and you
> > > get
> > > things like "a.ustarlar.ni.kafu" for _austarla ærni gafu_ "eastward
> > > the
> > > eagle gave" (from an inscription on a stone from Gripsholm).
> > >
> >
> > I think I saw that inscription already :)) . Currently my orthography is quite
> > regular in that respect (so that I don't get too much confused :)) ), but I
> > will certainly add inconsistencies too :)) .
> >
> > Christophe.
> >
> > http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr
> >
> > Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.