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  • On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 08:06 AM, calya_estel wrote: > Has elfscript just become moderated? I couldn't find the notification > of the change from being unmoderated to being moderated in the recent > daily digests. To clarify - Elfscript maintains the same moderation status it has had since its founding. This is the same moderation policy followed by the larger and older...
    Brook Conner Sep 9, 2003
  • On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 09:56 PM, Kylie wrote: > I'm sorry, I just read this after I made my last post. I guess this > list can't provide the help I was looking for. Just to be crystal clear - people that are learning elvish languages and writing systems are more than welcome. Talking about difficulties while going through the learning process - more than welcome. Asking...
    Brook Conner Sep 8, 2003
  • Speaking officially as list moderator, I'm declaring the topic of whether or not we can "learn" any of the elvish dialects (or any other language for that matter) to be off-topic for the list. It's an interesting topic, but it isn't part of the charter of the list. This list is for discussing Tolkien's writing systems and things inspired by it - calligraphy, alternate modes, etc...
    Brook Conner Sep 8, 2003
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  • On Thursday, March 20, 2003, at 12:02 PM, Gildor Inglorion wrote: >>> why png? what should we know about this format >>> (besides that it's free etc)? >> >> Isn't that enough? ;-) > > what for? am i supposed to pay when i produce gif > images/publish them in my page/see them online? Strictly speaking, yes. The encoding algorithm used for the GIF format is patented. The current...
    Brook Conner Mar 26, 2003
  • On Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 12:24 PM, DDanielA@^$1 wrote: > Thank you for the lovely SPAM. Banned. Brook ___________ Klactovedestene!
    Brook Conner Mar 19, 2003
  • On Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 12:36 PM, Mark A Miles wrote: >>> Um, I'd suspect that it has less to do with handedness and more to do >>> with the orthography you're used to writing. The Roman alphabet has >>> no >>> curves going from the lower left to the upper right that are open at >>> the top. One of the characteristics of the alphabet is that most >>> miniscule glyphs have a...
    Brook Conner Mar 9, 2003
  • On Friday, March 7, 2003, at 02:25 PM, Jeremy Gilbert wrote: > Yes and no, I'm trying to settle on something multilingual, but less > particular than the IPA -- not to mention less ugly. I'd agree on the ugliness of the IPA :-) However, it sounds like you're aiming for something smaller than the IPA in terms of glyphs. That's what I infer from "less particular" - i.e., allophones...
    Brook Conner Mar 7, 2003
  • On Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 06:20 PM, xeeniseit wrote: > Brook teithant: > >> In Quenya, the use of two dots underneath was taken to indicate a >> palatal sound. This was applied to Series III, meaning the first Grade >> was t, p, k (or ky with two dots), kw; the second grade was d, b, g >> (or >> gy with two dots), gw. > > That's new to me! I always thought the tengwar...
    Brook Conner Mar 6, 2003
  • On Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at 12:14 AM, Jeremy Gilbert wrote: > I was wondering if anyone has any insight on how to use Tengwar to > write > in Sanskrit. I'm pretty sure that the question has been addressed in the past. Not putting my finger on the link right at the moment, but I know I've seen it. Just a matter of finding it (and the obvious google doesn't get much). > The main...
    Brook Conner Mar 4, 2003
  • ...always come up with answers (sometimes there aren't any). But if you put some effort in and contribute, everyone wins. Brook aka Nellardo Elfscript Moderator Elfling FAQ Maintainer _____________ In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet...
    Brook Conner Mar 4, 2003