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On Friday, November 8, 2002, at 06:10 , bnathyuw wrote:
[Rokugani Reformed Alphabet]
>> http://www.cityofveils.com/r3k/images/rokugani.jpg
>
> funny that one . . . looking at it i get the
> impression it really wants to tilt back by 90 degrees
> and become a counter-intuitive nagari lookalike. i get
> the impression the letter shapes might need eroding a
> bit to make them easier to form, but that's my
> esthetics rather than an objective judgment . . ..

That's possible; I deliberately *didn't* erode them so the campaign
players, of which only two are at all linguistically inclined (one likes
languages and is an astro major, the other is an anthropologist), can see
the hiragana resemblances sharp 'n' clear.  This is also a "designed"
alphabet within the gameworld, so it would have been designed for an easy
transition; in actual usage, after a couple hundred years, it probably
*has* eroded, but I only wanted to deluge the poor players with one image.
   :-)

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