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A wild tangent inspired by the Schwa concept of "gait", a conscript
for English (or any other conlang for that matter) that works as
follows:

Every word occupies a 2x2 grid space. There are three kinds of
letters: tall, wide, and square.

The tall letters occupy a space one cell wide and two cells tall.
The wide letters occupy a space two cells wide and one cell tall.
The square letters occupy a space one cell wide and one cell high.

Every word is made of up either two or three letters. They can be
Romanized as follows using UPPER CASE to indicate which letter is
either wide or tall:

AB has tall A and tall B left to right.
Abc has tall A on the left with "bc" stacked vertically on the right.
bAc has wide A below with "bc" left to right on top.
bcA has tall A on the right with "bc" stacked vertically on the left.

Four-letter words are not used because at least one letter has to span
two cells, either vertically or horizontally, in order to visually tie
each character together into a single word.

Given that capitalization makes a word unique, so that, for example,
"Dog", "dOg", and "doG" are three distinct words, there are 53,404
possible words. (See image at http://fiziwig.com/conlang/tri_let.png )
Each version of "dog" could have a different meaning.

English 2 and three letter words are written as in English. Two letter
words have both letters tall. Three letter words have the first letter
as the tall letter. The "two" -> "Two"; "and" -> "And"; and so on.

(Don't confuse these Romanizations with the actual look of the script.
See the picture at the above link for what it really looks like.)

Common suffixes have their own 3-letter symbol so that "government"
becomes "govern"+"ment" which then becomes the two-word sequence "gVr"
"mNt", and "falling" becomes "fall"+"ing" which then becomes the two
word sequence "fWl" "iNg".

For the purposes of abrreviation the letter X can stand for "sh", Q
can stand for "ch", "w" can stand for "aw" or "au", although these
assignments are flexible.

Articles would mostly be dropped, as would plural forms of nouns.
Tense would be mostly marked by auxiliaries like "Wer" "Wil", "iNg",
and the like. The result would be a version of English were every word
was either two or three letters in length. No more, no less.

Example: (Picture these in the stacked script describe above)

At last some four or five of us were summoned to our meal in an adjoining room.
AT Lst Som fOr OR fIv OF US Wer sMn TO ouR mEl IN Nks rUm.

It was cold as Iceland--no fire at all--the landlord said he couldn't afford it.
IT Was kOl AS Ice Lan - NO Fyr AT alL - Lan Lor Say Not Hav mNy fOr IT.

Nothing but two dismal tallow candles, each in a winding sheet.
Nwt buT Two dzM tLo Knl, Eaq IN Wnd Ing Sht.

--gary