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  • Michael Adams
    One thing I try to do when designing a script for a lingo like English, is does the letters flow. Can it be written by a person in a hurry, how fast will the
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      One thing I try to do when designing a script for a lingo
      like English, is does the letters flow. Can it be written by
      a person in a hurry, how fast will the script become
      illegible cause people write it to fast.. Will the script be
      a one that you use on monuments, or one that you use for
      note taking..
      Ligatures for one, how easy is it to do them?

      Roman Capitals, are often seen on monuments, written in
      stone, and they fit it quite well. Some discussion of why
      scripts often started right to left, cause it was easier to
      carve them in stone that way.. While pen written forms are
      easier to do when from the left to right. Lighting for one,
      as well as pen movement and other factors.

      Is there a cursive form of Tengwar? Cirth? There has been
      some examples of majescule/upper case Tengwar, but not
      often.

      I can easily design a cursive form of Cirth, or one less
      designed for stone/wood carving.

      Fun ones are ones that are written in a way other than the
      standard English/Roman way. Like Chinese/Japanese, that
      start right to left, and top and down.. Or Top left, and
      then down, and then next line is right of the last line..
      Like some forms of Uighur and like is done..

      Arabic calligraphy can be fun, cause you often use the
      letters to form animal forms and like. How easy does Tengwar
      or like lend itself to being used like this..

      Other forms of use, pen vs brush vs chisel vs stick
      (cuniform) and like.

      But most importanlly, does the script fit the needs of the
      lingo that it is to be used for?
      English is one of the hardest lingo to learn how to spell,
      but easy to learn how to speak (for many that is). Do you
      stick with English spelling, or invent your own, and how
      does the script look when done.. Does it look like a jumble
      of letters, and sort of ugly, or does it flow. If you write
      it for hours, will your hands be locked up in pain, or will
      they be happy.

      Can you make a brush form of Tengwar? Possible. Would look
      interesting.

      Mike


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