by **Anoran** » Fri 26 Oct 2012 4:00 am

The base number system has to be a whole number, ie. a positive integer. You've got three bases in your language - 5, 10, and 12. It doesn't matter what order they are written in. However, the number that usually comes first could indicate the most common base used. It really depends how you want to do your number system.

From the looks of it, you could say it's a way to avoid confusion between numbers. Although it's not really necessary, you could use the base-5 numbers for the tens digit, and the base-10 or base-12 numbers for the ones digit.

ie.

Strict Base-10 System

Some languages have more than ten numbers. However, they still use base-10.

The base-5 numeral for 4 is repeated.

θθ ← This number would be 44 (base-10).

The base-10 numeral for 2 is repeated.

ღღ ← This number would be 22 (base-10).

Mixed-Base System

This system uses the base of the numerals used.

The base-5 numeral for 4 is repeated.

θθ ← This number would be 24 (base-5).

The base-10 numeral for 2 is repeated.

ღღ ← This number would be 22 (base-10).

Blended-Base System

This system could be applied to both counting systems. In strict base-10, the numerals always represent base-10 numbers. In mixed-base, the numerals would use the base of whatever digit comes first.

θღ ← This can either be 22 (base-5) or 42 (base-10), depending on whether or not you're mixing or strict on bases.

ღθ ← This number is 44 (base-10).

Alternately, if you're not blending the different bases, a number such as θღღθθღ would be a list of numbers, rather than a single number.

That said, I do really like the flow of the alphabet.

A note of concern, though, is the vowels as diacritics. The shapes are fairly complex, and may be hard to read or cumbersome to write, especially if you've not got a lot of room on the paper. Also, is there a rule concerning whether the vowel sound comes before or after the consonant?

Oh, and just a point of clarification - I have trouble reading some cursive. The characters h and D, what sounds do they represent?

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