Re: [SCA Newcomers] Pseudo-Arabic Calligraphy Script
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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