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Old 04-14-2013, 02:47 AM   #17
Dark Sentinel
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Default Re: The Kryptonian Thread - Language, Writing, Culture, etc.

Ok so this is what I can gather from the Kryptonian text:

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Each full character is written in one swipe. From just what I'm seeing, the consonants are usually larger, fuller "glyphs", especially those which might be consonant clusters. So there's probably a fluid, natural system to the writing that allows for that, bearing a striking resemblance to Arabic and Sankskrit. The vowels appear to be these smaller "orbs"; it appears they all have the same general height, but again, diphthongs can be made by "clustering" these orbs, which is also interesting. And my favorite part, the way separate "words" are indicated, by the "bracket" resembling the top half of the shield.

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