Stox is a alternative script for English and other Indo-European languages
invented by Jon McV. He chose the name Stox, which is pronounced like "stalks",
because of the shapes of the letters.
Stox is related to Jon's other script, Blox, because
both form words by grouping the letters with a similar sound-production device
in the same group i.e. d, t, þ, and ð and n as all of these sounds are usually
either pronounced dental or post-dental.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: any
- Used to write: English and other Indo-European languages
- There are two different forms of the Stox script, the "book" version and
the "cursive" version. The main difference between the two is that the book
version uses a very important item called the "guide line" to direct the rest
of the letters, as each letter has to form either a 90 degree or 45 degree
angle with the guideline. The cursive form doesn't use the guideline. Since
the letters do not have a 'stalk' to attach themselves to, they all start
to curl and connect with one another rather than with the guide line itself.
- Lines can run parallel to eachother and can connect where a 90 degree
or 45 degree angle can be formed between the two letters.
Sample text (book script)
Sample text (cursive script)
If you have any questions about the Stox alphabet, you can contact
Jon at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also by Jon McV.
Other constructed scripts
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