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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Pseudo-Arabic Calligraphy Script

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  • Bambi TBNL
    I believe the gentle who has a whole almost book on the internet of this script is named  Mahee of Acre. I have a scroll almost 13 years old now for my Pearl
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 13, 2009
      I believe the gentle who has a whole almost book on the internet of this script is named  Mahee of Acre.
      I have a scroll almost 13 years old now for my Pearl that used that script...

      I believe the corrct name of it is
      Arabic / English Illusionary script.
      im havint serious computer issues right now so I cannot look it up...but I can assure you it  is WAY cool..teehee...I have my scroll haning right by the door so if I have to ivacuate for something like, oh a tornado..i can grab it off the wall as we evacuate!Bambi (To be named ater) TBNL

      I am made for great things by GOD
      and walk with Pride!!!!
      Walladah bint al Mustakfi c 1100ad
      see me dance

      From: Judith Epstein <judith@...>
      To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com; MiddleEasternPersonas@yahoogroups.com; scribes@...
      Sent: Tue, October 13, 2009 3:12:57 PM
      Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Pseudo-Arabic Calligraphy Script

      A few weeks ago, I was traipsing through the internet, not really
      focused on anything in particular, when I ran across the webpage of a
      SCAdian calligrapher. He or she -- I don't remember which -- had
      created a calligraphic hand meant to read in English, but resemble
      Arabic at first glance, so as to make those with Middle Eastern
      personae feel warm and fuzzy inside when they got awards scrolls. It
      was gorgeous, but because I wasn't looking into calligraphy at that
      time, I didn't bookmark the page. Now that I'm looking into
      calligraphy, I would REALLY love to find that page again! Here's what
      I can recall about it:

      * I'm FAIRLY sure that the scribe was from the Middle Kingdom, since I
      think we're the only kingdom that makes a point to only give hand-
      scribed, hand-illuminated scrolls, but I couldn't swear to it.

      * The person had posted an exemplar for the alphabet, both capitals
      and lower-case letters, and some of them had several forms. Some also
      had little dots above and below the letters. I don't know what they're
      called, but in my mind I've been calling them diacritical marks;
      however, because it's an Arabic-style English/Roman alphabet instead
      of an Arabic alphabet, the marks didn't actually affect the sounds
      made by the letters, they're just for decoration.

      * The person also posted some sample scrolls/text.

      * I may be misremembering, but I think the scribe mentioned being left-
      handed. But I may just be superimposing another person's web statement
      onto this one, because I've read a lot from left-handed calligraphers

      * I think the scribe had a Middle Eastern persona, and thus had a
      personal stake in the development of a faux-Arabic scribal hand.

      Please, if you are this scribe or if you know who this is, let me
      know. I REALLY want to get back to that webpage and learn from his/her

      Judith / no SCA name yet
      Master Albrecht Waldfurster' s Egg
      Middle Kingdom, Midlands, Ayreton, Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, IL)

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