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Jinnic script

 
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Aeetlrcreejl



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:09 am    Post subject: Jinnic script Reply with quote

We all knew (okay, okay, I knew) that this was coming eventually. Here is the first sample of the Jinnic script. It's used to write Old Jinnic in the sample, but there are few differences between the old script and the new one. The only differences are the introduction of tone marks and of the letter ř /r\/, a phoneme not present in Old Jinnic.
And here it is!

The text says:

"Vakmī mano vakt mētat yes moran
Sōac Atta Ra Kiran nai porjan", which are the first two lines of the Jinnic epic Maryetīn.

And the first set of letters in each line (right-to-left) is meant to be two words, not one. It's just a style thing and is not present in normal writing, old or current.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty cool looking. Reminds me a lot of older forms of Chinese.

Is this the one you were talking about earlier that's somewhat logographic, or is this plain phonetic?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks good. A longer sample text or a transliteration guide would be good, if that's possible Smile
Is this an alphabet? (Or a syllabary?)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not logographic. This is an abugida (Notice how I didn't say "This is SPARTA" that's what makes us conlangers different from the rest of the Internet).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Awesome. What's the base vowel?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is technically no base vowel, but often people use /a/ as one.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see the transliteration guide!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!

You seem to draw a clear contrast between angular and curved letters. Is this significant/intentional/anything?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please do clarify.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You seem to have a set of angular-looking letters and a set of curved letters. Is this intentional, and does it mean anything?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the way I wrote the full vowels may have been much more angular, but I can assure you that it means nothing. People do normally write them in the style I wrote them, but it is common to see the full vowels written more curvy.
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