Wow, Looks beautiful!
How have you made it?
Please send the dictionary when you have it, I'd love to see it
Thanks for your comments.
Structurally the script is similar to Chinese, which is probably apparent at a glance. The main similarities are the modification of shapes into square blocks, and the internal composition of characters. There are many simple characters that comprise only a single pictograph, and there are compound characters that comprise multiple semantic elements, or a combination of both semantic and phonetic elements. There are different kinds of these elements:
The two types of semantic elements are dedicated radicals and independent radicals. The main difference is that independent radicals also exist as full characters, whereas dedicated ones never occur independently. There is never more than a single independent radical in any one character, while there can often be two or more dedicated radicals in a single character.
There are three types of phonetic complements: onset complements, partial complements, and full complements. Onset complements only indicate the initial consonant or consonant cluster; partial complements indicate the initial consonant and general vowel class; full complements indicate both the onset and rhyme. There is some variation: occasionally partial complements are used as onset radicals. Also, the pronunciation indicated by the complements is that of an older form of the language, though it does not generate many problems.
Usually there is only one phonetic complement per character. There is only one character I have made that has two phonetic complements in it, namely a full complement and an onset complement.
Most of the irregularities in my script are the result of me not having the system fully sorted out when I made some of the earlier characters.
The unity of appearance of the characters is fairly strictly defined: there are a limited number of line shapes that may occur in any character, and no other shapes appear. A couple of these shapes are comparatively rare. However, shapes do occasionally undergo slight modification to fill in blank space to aid in balancing the character visually. Additionally, when the end points of lines occur very close to each other, they are usually joined to form one continuous line. The character
, for example, only takes three strokes to write because of line mergers, but it is actually classified as a 5-stroke characters, because it is made up of two dedicated radicals and one (abbreviated) independent radical that add up to 5 strokes. The two dedicated radicals are
, and the independent radical
, which is always abbreviated when it serves as a radical. This particular character, <geum> 'region; zone; area', contains no phonetic complement.
I can has interlinear glosses?
You can find more descriptions of the language and the script in the Himmaswa language thread (which I haven't updated in a while) or in the conlang fluency thread (when I have the time and ability I include the script).