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#98988 - 03/18/03 02:10 AM Yet Another Website
This one is devoted to the world's writing systems and which languages use which writing system. Interesting in itself, and has some intriguing-looking links.
#98989 - 03/18/03 07:35 AM Re: Yet Another Website
Loc: lower upstate New York
Thank you for this, Bingley. I love the domain name all by its own se'f.
#98990 - 03/18/03 08:43 AM Re: Yet Another Website
Fascinating, indeed - many thanks for this one, Bingley.
However, I was a tad disapointed to find that the "Alternative Scripts" page, "Scripts invented for Books, Games or Movies" section, did not contain Elvish.
Nor Dwarvish, for that matter.
#98991 - 03/18/03 09:55 AM Re: Yet Another Website
Thanks much for sharing, Bingley! A veritable wealth of information is contained within its pages.
Is this the Akkadian that Gilgamesh is written in and do you know more about the translation of this epic?
#98992 - 03/18/03 10:19 AM Re: Yet Another Website
Great link, Bingley! I ended up stumbling on a learn-Korean page I'd seen before but this morning I had some time to really look at it, and now I can at least read the syllables "Tae kwon do" as they appear on my belt! Thanks!
#98993 - 03/18/03 06:04 PM Re: Yet Another Website
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Do we have a new acronym? (YAW) Here's something from the site: Ideograms - symbols which graphically represent abstract ideas.
Don't you-all think this would be kind of hard to teach, not only to children but especially to outsiders?
#98994 - 03/18/03 11:38 PM Re: Yet Another Website
Rhuby, see Tengwar and Cirth, the alphabets used to write the Elvish languages Quenyan and Sindarin, and Dwarvish.
Maahey, I've read the Epic of Gilgamesh in the Penguin translation, which I found very readable. Online, this site looks very comprehensive, with a summary and links to complete translations and learned and not-so-learned and downright wacky commentary.
#98995 - 03/19/03 07:21 AM Re: Yet Another Website
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
Great page, Bingley. A lot of the people I work with would understand my purple prose translated into any of the alphabets/syllabaries about as well as they understand the English.
I shall adopt the Analog Mesan text for all future documents.
#98996 - 03/19/03 08:59 AM Re: Yet Another Website
wow. that is just way cool. as if I had time to spend there, too...
how many of the rest of you have doodles in your notebooks from school of alternate alphabets and fonts? gotta dig those up..._________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#98997 - 03/19/03 12:12 PM Re: Yet Another Website
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
About all I doodled were square houses with triangle roofs, then drew all kinds of bisecting lines, then filled in the pattern. Maybe the occasional spiral, for variety.
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