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New Alphabet...
« on: 18 June, 2018, 06:18:43 am »
Since my story "Lest ye be Judged" is being expanded to the sequels of "The Violence of Lambs" & beyond, I decided that along with the 'Pastoral Pidgin' language they needed to have an alphabet.  It's not a new one, this one I developed for a barbarian race I generated long ago to go with it's few-thousand word language.  However, since that project is long past I might as well recycle it and get some more use out of it.



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Re: New Alphabet...
« Reply #1 on: 18 June, 2018, 01:55:24 pm »
How it reads when put into practice.




Read from 'top-to-bottom, left to right,' it's not about trying to be different, tricky or in code.  The application simply chosen to cope with 'messy' writing implements considering most people are right handed.

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Re: New Alphabet...
« Reply #2 on: 18 June, 2018, 03:22:45 pm »
One might note that a chunk of your numbers are identical in rotation (like our 6 and 9).  Examples: 1, 6 and 8; 2 and 9; 5 and 7.  Might work for barbarians, but for techno-types it could be a bit of a nightmare, especially in zero-G!  You might need an additional symbol/line to indicate orientation.

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Re: New Alphabet...
« Reply #3 on: 18 June, 2018, 04:06:24 pm »
One might note that a chunk of your numbers are identical in rotation (like our 6 and 9).  Examples: 1, 6 and 8; 2 and 9; 5 and 7.

Spatial orientation of the reader is their problem ;)  If they can't figure out which side is up, they have bigger issues  :lol:

Anyway, it's even simpler than that, and the point of it.  It is not meant to be confusing or complex.  Essentially, for letters there are only 3-symbols, rotated 3-ways, with the location of the 'talon' in one of 3-places.  Numbers (only needing 9+0) utilize one symbol, a point in 3-positions, and a talon in 3-places.  It is meant to be simple, easily understood, easily deciphered and easily remembered.

The origin of the system, again based off of "3's."

3-base symbols (line, talon, point)
A triangle (3-sides) divided into 9-parts, three designators added around it.



By avoiding one of the 9 sub-divisions, you get a shape.



In the end you get only 3-shapes, which are rotated one of 3-ways:



Add the talon as a designator (3-positions), and you have an easy to use alphabet... Numerals even simpler.

Anywho, you fellas are a pretty creative bunch, so thought you might enjoy seeing it.  I'll be using it in my follow-up novel in LybJ to further divide the masses from the plutocracy.

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