1.1 Miscellaneous scripts
In the process of developing a writing system for the a priori language
SIGIL (see below), I became interested in orthographical experiments
and problem-solving in the contexts of other languages.
Many of the resulting scripts can also be found on Simon Ager’s excellent website
Note that the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
is used throughout to transcribe the sounds.
1.2 Scripts for SIGIL
The writing system for SIGIL has been in parallel development with
the a priori language since 2006.
The language enforces phonological specifications upon the script,
and the needs of writing and reading also make practical demands upon the design.
These conflicting aspects have resulted in numerous experiments and revisions,
but in almost every case, the design is phonetic-featural.
Details about the language and its evolution will be found in the
book Language for the World.
Note that versions 1 through 23 of the script (and one or two others) were rejected from this list,
being either structurally awkward or visually unappealing.
The SIGIL language (including its phoneme set) is in the final stages of development.
I am reasonably satisfied with Slinseng-Fi for the writing of it, and it will be representative in published
articles from now on. There may be more orthographic experiments, however.
1.3 Visual index
See a list of my invented scripts, which can be identified at a glance.
See a discussion of how neographies make great tattoos.