Reasons for inventing con-scripts

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Wed 30 Sep 2009 8:08 pm

Delodephius I love you. :mrgreen:

I'm the same way when it comes to my journals and diaries. Could you post a sample of the script that you mentioned? I would love to see it.

I can't even tell you how many scripts I have. It's too many.

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Delodephius » Wed 30 Sep 2009 8:58 pm

Sorry Serali. The last time I saw my own script was on an old history schoolbook. Over the title Dejepis (Slovak for History) I have written the same in my script. Unfortunately I think I might never see that book again since it was thrown in the furnace or is in a bag ready for next winter. I never wrote much in that script so I doubt there are any other place I could find it. And I have long forgotten how to write in it.

But here is the inscription on which I based my conscript so it's pretty much the same, except in my script the letters looked more like Latin and Cyrillic and were somewhat recognizable (I didn't have much imagination back then, I just made them look a lot fancy and complex):
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It is suppose to be an inscription in a pre-Christian Slavic writing, although officially none have ever been attested (I beg to differ, plenty of it has been attested but that is not widely known).
Notice that the "vowels" (if they indeed are, but in a book I have where this inscription is described, how it was found, and where a "translation" is given) are written in a smaller form in the upper half of the line. They just look like small incisions, two or one vertical line, an upside down Y, etc.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Fri 02 Oct 2009 1:59 am

One word: Awesome.

But if there's a slight chance that you might see the script again post it here of course. I think I should also start playing around with scripts like you just posted and see what comes out of it.

I've already done runes. Never let a script out of your hands again. You hear me? NEVER!

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Fri 02 Oct 2009 7:31 am

As requested, attached is my constructed variant of Latin, together with examples of use. If anyone is interested I can build a pronunciation chart (I didn’t yet because there’s no text tool in my paint program, meaning I have to draw the letters by hand or copy and paste screen shots from a text editor). The accents (there are three) have the following meanings:

(1) Dot above: Drastically shortened vowel. Turns ‘a’ or ‘o’ into ‘u’ as in ‘ugly’ (North American pronunciation).

(2) Macron above (no examples attached): Extended vowel. In English, mainly used for distinguishing homophones, which would otherwise all become homonyms due to phonetic spelling. The words To, Two and Too (which all use the same phonemes) are distinguished in Gsteemsovian as follows: Tw with dot above = To. Tw with no accent = Two. Tw with macron = Too.

(3) Acute above: Stress mark. Used on the vowel of any “most emphasized” syllable that is not also the first syllable of the word.

Where both the acute and one of the other accents are used on the same vowel, the acute is positioned to the right of the other accent, and the space between them is centred over the vowel in question.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Fri 02 Oct 2009 11:37 pm

Oh I love it!

Could you write boingy and wapo gipo mi mi mi in it please? :mrgreen:

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Sat 03 Oct 2009 2:23 am

I’d be delighted, but how are the vowels in wapo gipo mi mi mi pronounced?

Does wapo rhyme with flappo, floppo or flaypo?

Is gipo pronounced jipe-oh, jeepo, jyppo, ghype-oh, gheepo, or ghyppo?

I’m assuming mi rhymes with “me”.

Here is “boingy,” at least:
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Sat 03 Oct 2009 8:11 am

Wapo rhymes with flappo

gipo rhymes with gheepo because the 'i' in 'gipo' is like 'ee' if you were to say it alone.

Mi is indeed like our 'me'

Thankies so much. The boingies are very happy! :mrgreen:

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Sun 04 Oct 2009 3:37 am

Here is the pronunciation and letter-name chart for Gsteemsovian. What sound each letter makes should be fairly obvious, but when in doubt apply a Western Canadian accent to the traditional spellings of each letter name.
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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby Serali » Sun 04 Oct 2009 4:43 am

I love it.

Did you write Wapo Gipo Mi Mi Mi in it yet?

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Re: Reasons for inventing con-scripts

Postby gsteemso » Sun 04 Oct 2009 4:46 am

The only reason I haven't finished yet is I'm busy in chat!

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Soon, I promise.
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