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Dec. 17th, 2007 09:21 am
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Read today's comic.


Today's comic is encrypted in ClaWrite, a dragon alphabet invented by Baxil. The dialog is based on a conversation that I had with a classmate, but I'll leave the fun of deciphering it up to you. ;)

Unless if you'd rather just read the translation in the comments below...

Re: Good comic

Date: 2007-12-19 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] draco18s.livejournal.com
I agree with your meathod of appostrophy. And the quote marks, which are similar to Baxil's shorthand notation ones (independant thinking?). I also favored the underlining for capital letters, but you're right, an E becomes an O and an O some weird thing. The diagonal slash, while probably not cannon, feels like something that would be adopted by a race using this meathod of writing anyway. Hm, if o had the diagonal slash too, then the E/O problem goes away.

As for the appostrophy--I talk in circles don't I?--I think it'd probably get shortened down to just a short diagonal line on the end of one of the strokes.
Picture...picture...
We should fall back to the assumption of using claws for this, rather than a pencil, so that's how I'll draw, with the extra ends sticking off of each mark.
Imagehttp://www.pages.drexel.edu/~mmj29/temp/clawrite.jpg
I see the writing process of the N as being two slashes down (at the same time?) followed by the horizontal top, going left to right. The appostrophy would be followed up on a back-hand type movement. Fast and short.

Besides, what is the appostrophy saving us from? An O in most cases (which is two slashes horizontally) or sometimes an A (one slash vertically), and only on occation something more like a WI (I will -> I'll). So the appostrophy should be easer to write than an O. Your mark is nice, but it's difficult to "swipe" a hard corner like that.

Well, at least this isn't the strangest ConLang I've ever come accoss. When I see my friend Nick again I'll try and steal some of his languages (most of which have no direct translation to English, not even in spelling, he uses that international pronunciation series as his base, I think). One of his written languages ends up looking like Japanese names (I.E. a giant compound block), except that it's a whole sentence.

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