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#98988 - 03/18/03 07:10 AM Yet Another Website  
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http://www.omniglot.com/

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.

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#98989 - 03/18/03 12:35 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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Thank you for this, Bingley. I love the domain name all by its own se'f.


#98990 - 03/18/03 01:43 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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 02:55 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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 03:19 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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 11:04 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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 - 03/19/03 04:38 AM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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.

http://www.hist.unt.edu/ane-09.htm

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#98995 - 03/19/03 12:21 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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.

- Pfranz

#98996 - 03/19/03 01:59 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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...





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#98997 - 03/19/03 05:12 PM Re: Yet Another Website  
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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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