2007-07-26

 

The beauty of the written word

If you enjoy languages and the beauty of the written word, I suggest you take a peek at Omniglot: writing systems and languages of the world.

I could easily spend hours poring over the scripts.

Dhives Akuru
Mongolian


Both images are taken from the website.

[Update 27-July-2007 @ 00:13 to add better sample of Dhives Akuru script.]

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Comments:
The beauty of the writing words - thats a good one! Your examples shows really lovely pictures. I'm amazed of how they've developed.
 
wow...great images. i too love script and beautiful fonts. and i also marvel at these languages with gorgeous, complex characters. their symbolic quality is amazing.
 
I don't dare look now, I got to start work.
This weekend though...
Thanks
 
How do suppose the difference in direction came about? I have always wanted to study the origin of language. Do you have any idea how many different written alphabets there are?
 
rennyba: I recommend you check out the web site, it has lots of different scripts. Many writing systems are very beautiful.

breal: It is possible that our Western alphabet looks so plain because we are used to it. But yeah, many alphabets are beautiful, which is why I tihnk so many people use it as artwork.

ulysses: Best not to let it interfere with work, but I hope you enjoy them over the weekend.

barbara: I have no idea how many different written scripts there are. On the website, a quick count revealed about 160 extant and extinct scripts.
 
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