Favourite writing system

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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby philly_boy » Thu 23 Apr 2009 2:17 pm

Epp wrote:
Delodephius wrote:Lower-case ligatures
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The second one from the left looks familiar! :o


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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby kaenif » Thu 23 Apr 2009 2:25 pm

philly_boy wrote:
Epp wrote:
Delodephius wrote:Lower-case ligatures
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The second one from the left looks familiar! :o


LOL

Apart from that "familiar" character (lol), some others look very special too.
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囧囧囧囧囧囧囧囧囧!
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Neqitan » Thu 23 Apr 2009 4:04 pm

Talib wrote:Ligatures with those letters are among the most common. Most have fallen out of use. There used to be hundreds, some involving three or more letters, like those of Devanagari. You can see why people stopped using them.

But unlike Devanagari's, they're not that elaborate, most likely just piled one ligature over each other.

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Talib wrote:Sometimes a good long break is just what you need.

Yes, I believe that too.

Delodephius wrote:Speaking of ligatures, anyone ever heard or saw Cyrillic ones?

No. They look very interesting, specially "that familiar character".
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 25 Apr 2009 12:52 am

Egyptian hieroglyphs is my favorite. I also really like Soyombo, Siddham, & Chinese characters.
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Declan » Sat 25 Apr 2009 4:35 pm

I really like the Irish Unical alphabet, the old-fashioned one.
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby dtp883 » Thu 30 Apr 2009 4:16 am

I like Hebrew just for how it looks. The vowels make it simple and easy to read but I rather like the look with out the vowels.

I think the Arabic Script is just amazing. I think it is extraordinarily beautiful. I can't read it though.

I love the Latin Alphabet 3rd it's my comfort zone, and it's easier for me to read language that write with it because the letters are instantly recognizable to me.
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Meera » Mon 11 May 2009 5:56 pm

My favorite Writting Systems are

1) Tamil
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2)Devanagari(Hindi)

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3)Persian
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Delodephius » Mon 11 May 2009 7:57 pm

I forgot to post pictures of the Glagolitic script. So here are some examples.

Angular
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Cursive
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Round
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby anna » Tue 12 May 2009 6:21 pm

Some of these writing systems are really beautiful. I remember learning the Tamil system so that I could read the destinations on buses, when I went to Tamil Nadu. I'm glad I did, too, because I'd never have made it to Tiruvannamalai otherwise.

I get really sad when I think that many of these wonderful writing systems may not survive the computer age.
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Kloiten » Sat 30 May 2009 8:46 am

My favorite alphabet is, without doubt, Hangul. It feels so... Korean! I guess that's what makes me like it, I guess.
My favorite syllabic alphabet is the Khmer script. It gives the impression of royalty to me.
My favorite syllabary is, of course, Hiragana.
My favorite semanto-phonetic script is obviously Chinese. :D

I also personally despise the Latin script. :mrgreen:
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