Working on a phonetic conscript

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Working on a phonetic conscript

Postby hotrods4ben » Mon 16 Aug 2010 11:38 pm

Hey guys, I'm making a conscript that could theoretically be used with most languages (at least Latin based ones) because it's based around the IPA. I'm gonna submit this to the main site after it's all finished AND I've started making a conlang to go with it but I don't have very many words yet. Here's the alphabet:

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Pardon my crappy handwriting :|
The language itself is currently called slangwin (pronounced [slɑːŋwɪn]) but that might change later.

Now here's some sample text from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

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It says:
"I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."

Keep in mind that it's transliterated phonetically
It's written vertically with each horizontal part representing one syllable. The glyphs are all attached to each other with horizontal lines in between each other. Do NOT exceed 4 glyphs on each syllable. Each vertical line attached to the left attaches the syllables together and shows how long the word is. Diphthongs (like the first word in the sample [aɪ]) are represented by a small vertical line with the first vowel on top and the second on the bottom. The punctuation .,!?&: are written next to the letters and the punctuation "()/ are written on the tops and bottoms of the words.
That's pretty much all I can explain so tell me what you think, any suggestions, tips for making conscripts, etc. Thanks! :D
Native: English
Learning: Español
Can read: 한글
Want to learn: русский, 日本語
Favorite conscript: Image Quenya
Constructing: Image Slangwin
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Re: Working on a phonetic conscript

Postby Serali » Sun 22 Aug 2010 6:07 am

This is wonderful.

I've never seen a script like this. So it's unique. :mrgreen: May we see more?

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Languages I'm Interested In: Korean
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Re: Working on a phonetic conscript

Postby kiwehtin » Mon 23 Aug 2010 1:19 am

It's an interesting concept; though the basic characters are of course very different, this reminds me a lot of the Mandombe script used by the Kimbanguist church in Congo (formerly Zaire):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandombe_script

http://www.mandombe.info/

http://www.mandombe.info/linguafrica.htm

http://hapax.qc.ca/Mathieu-extraits-2007.pdf

http://www.hapax.qc.ca/pdf/notre-p%E8re-kikongo.pdf
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Re: Working on a phonetic conscript

Postby telal » Tue 14 Sep 2010 6:17 pm

Serali wrote:This is wonderful.

I've never seen a script like this. So it's unique. May we see more?


wonderful?

we haven't seen anything yet...seeing anything would be seeing more
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Re: Working on a phonetic conscript

Postby Serali » Tue 14 Sep 2010 10:33 pm

telal wrote:wonderful?

we haven't seen anything yet...seeing anything would be seeing more


What are you talking about?! Didn't you see the script that was posted? Or are you blind?

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Re: Working on a phonetic conscript

Postby telal » Fri 17 Sep 2010 10:37 pm

pardon my previous post

the images never loaded for me

now that i see them i will refrain from comment
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