The Eureka Moment

TheCheshireChris

I'm just this guy, you know?

To expand on that, I am also the following...

- A former ficly member who is 38 years old and is schizoaffective (depressive type)

- Into creating languages and fantasy worlds from scratch

- A listener of audiobooks & good tunes

- Always too hard on myself


Things like "i-mutations" and "syntax" rushed through Brad's head as he stared at the etchings of the most ancient examples of Kalovay.

He took a deep breath and tried a new approach. Only a few words were known to the world to be true translations from the original Kalovay. He looked at the transliteration and then at the runes etched in the stone. In particular, he looked at the ones that had known translations. Suddenly it dawned on him. There didn't seem to be enough characters because there WEREN'T enough characters for an alphabet. Kalovay MUST have been written as an abjad! He smacked his forehead in astonishment that nobody had caught that before as he didn't consider himself to be the most talented linguist in the world by any means.

After this realization things became a little easier and he started flying through theories of the linguistic properties of Kalovay. He had a long road ahead of him (very long) but he felt like suddenly he had a good grasp on the steering wheel and a road map.


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Jae

Jae

I've studied Hebrew as a hobby, so the revelation of an abjad writing system is exciting. Languages in general are of great interest to me. I've dabbled in many and mastered none.

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