October 31st, 2008

  • kiryen

Writing Systems

Two questions for people who've made their own writing systems: what determines the shape of your glyphs and the overall form of the writing; and what consideration do you give to usability in an everyday setting?

I wonder if studying linguistics leaves a mark on the writing systems you create. I've made two scripts so far, and they're both based on place of articulation and voicing/manner of articulation.

A sample of the script
The first line reads: "staring into the starscape"

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To recap: what are your experiences with making your own writing systems? What influences your design process and does it evolve as you use it?

EDIT: And... have you used your writing system while drunk/in an otherwise altered state of mind?