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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Talib » Mon 12 Oct 2009 2:53 am

English has enough quirks already, methinks.
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Dillon D » Wed 13 Jan 2010 7:05 am

Well upon seeing that categorical answers were given, I knew I needed to read about these different categories. Here my favorites are:

Abjads: Well I had a hard time choosing between Arabic and Hebrew. But after visiting the Abjad page, I discovered Sogdian. So I would have to say Sogdian.

Syllabic: I haven't had much experience with languages in this category, so I don't really know much about the various syllabic orthographies, but I really like Sinhalese

Alphabet: Hmm this category is hard, especially once I started looking at the different alphabets. I like the way Mongolian is written, and it is also aesthetically pretty good. But it's hard to beat Cyrillic!

I also like 'Irish type'
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Delodephius » Wed 13 Jan 2010 10:58 am

Out of Abjads I too like Sogdian the most.
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby rickardspaghetti » Wed 13 Jan 2010 4:21 pm

My favourites are:

abjads: hebrew and mandaic
alphabets: cyrillic and gothic
alphasyllabaries: syolti-nagri
syllabaries: cherokee, hiragana and katakana
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Dillon D » Thu 14 Jan 2010 3:22 am

Delodephius wrote:Out of Abjads I too like Sogdian the most.


Maybe we should learn Sogdian :ugeek:
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Serali » Thu 14 Jan 2010 5:01 am

That sounds interesting!

But learn it from where?

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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Dillon D » Thu 14 Jan 2010 5:18 am

lol that would be the main issue with the idea :(

Speaking of that, I have an idea for a new topic! lol
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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Serali » Thu 14 Jan 2010 9:48 am

Well there's got to be something out there.

We just have to find it.

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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Delodephius » Thu 14 Jan 2010 10:20 am

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Re: Favourite writing system

Postby Dillon D » Thu 14 Jan 2010 4:58 pm

Delodephius wrote:I'd use this:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~iranian/Sogdian/


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