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Written Language posted 03 Sep 2004, 01:09 by Scarred, Candidate

After reading both TDTCB and TWP, I was very impressed by your inclusion of different languages, and the whole chart showing the relations between them, but all thats ever really been mentioned is spoken language. Is there a set alphabet of sorts for written language? Or are the languages mostly written as hieroglyphs or maybe chinese-esque? I'd be interested to know, since this whole time, I'd been picturing things written with a sort of Arabic styled writing. Thanks in advance :) view post

posted 03 Sep 2004, 02:09 by legatus, Auditor

Scott's mentioned that he hammered out a working script, which he calls keneic, and which serves as the written script for the spoken Sheyic. The script seen on the covers for both TDTCB and TWP is keneic, for example, and it is indeed an alphabet, although it doesn't correspond directly to ours. Another poster likened it to Mongolian as a result of similar character shapes and the top down flow of the script, and Scott confirmed the Mongolian inspiration for the written language. He also mentioned that the artist who designed both covers drew inspiration from Persian manuscripts, which would tend to validate the Arabic vibe you've been picturing keneic as having to a certain degree. [url=]This thread[/url:1ilmd8c2] has a lot of good info from Scott on the topic of language, with a heavy emphasis on the written end of the spectrum. Personally, I can't wait to see the full alphabet laid out and find out which sound corresponds to which letter, so maybe with enough poking and prodding Scott'll spill a little more info on the script than he already has and we won't have to wait until after TTT... *pokes, prods* ;) view post

posted 03 Sep 2004, 20:09 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Hopefully I'll have time to pull something workable together for the encyclopaedic glossary (which is in TTT) - but no promises! view post

posted 04 Sep 2004, 00:09 by Scarred, Candidate

Ah, I gotcha, I didnt see that thread. Thanks! :) view post


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