Introducing Flownetic - The Simple and Intuitive Phonetic Script
I want to start a discussion here for criticisms before I officially submit it to omniglot. Though if the mods like it as is and treat this as my submission, be my guest.
Here's the link: http://www.shenafu.com/code/liyahu/flownetic.php"Flownetic is a phonetic script created by Xay Voong. The philosophy is simple, intuitive, distinguishable, practical. The flow and structure of the symbols imitate the flow and structure of your mouth, throat, tongue, and lips as you speak each sound. Unlike other phonetic writing systems, the letters are easily distinguishable from each other and simple to write. This makes it easy and fun to read and write these letters."
The lines, curves, and dots follow these rough generalizations. Straight lines represent unrounded vowels, the throat, and closed lips. Curves represent rounded vowels and placement and curving of the tongue. The dots are neutral or breathy sounds, or variation of common vowels. Myself I'm fluent in English and Cantonese, and some Mandarin, so I'm more familiar with the vowel sounds used in those languages, and approximate the flow of the other vowels found in IPA but not in those three languages.
What do you think? Does it feel intuitive for you? Is there enough variety? Is it attractive enough?
Native: English, Cantonese
Favorite Writing Systems: Chinese, Latin, Japanese, Hangeul, Flownetic