You could always use Braille. Caccigga only uses the Latin alphabet and Nauspayr has only "had" an alphabet as of two days ago. Knowing me, I'll change the alphabet again in a week's time. It is *your* language, so use whatever is easiest for you. It may not even have a writing system of its own, just the one some fictional linguist has used to describe it. Or you could use Braille (or your own modified tactile alphabet) and simply say "the speakers of my language use a tactile alphabet by default". I know very little about Braille or ancient writing: but couldn't a culture derive their writing system from the one they used to, e.g. Inscribe clay tablets, bronze, etc? Sam Stutter [log in to unmask] "No e na il cu barri" On 15 Feb 2012, at 10:25, Петр Рихардович Кларк<[log in to unmask]> wrote: > On Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 09:00:28 you wrote: >> How should I create Yaardish's writing system, since I know some print, the >> only real writing system is braille, i'm not sure how to create it. > The authorative version: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/latex-for- > conlangers/message/108 > >> Also, >> how many grammar rules can a language have. Nicole Andrews > Most conlang experts prefer the A4-x rule. That is, rather than count > the actual number of rules, simply list them all on an A4 size piece of paper > (at 9pt font size). The more pieces of paper used (x), the more complicated > the language. > Some natlang examples: > A4-1: Indonesian > A4-2: English > A4-3: German > A4-4: Russian > A4-5: Arabic > > So if you're starting to get close to filling up five pages (front and > back), you're getting pretty close to the maximum. At which point, it's > probably most convinient to lose one sheet of paper, just to make sure that > you have enough wriggle room. If you do lose one sheet, make sure that no > rules carry over from previous or following pages, otherwise it will be very > confusing. > Regards, > :Peter > P.S. Don't use US letter size paper -- it's not asthetically pleasing. > If you're stuck in the US or Canada, I'm sure that a general appeal to the > list for A4 paper will not go unanswered. Alternately, you can get legal size > paper and cut it down to 210 × 297 mm.