Re: [Glorantha]Language and script

From: John English <john_at_theenglishs.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 17:57:03 -0000

> After Sheng Seleris was killed, the Lunars revived the usage of the
> Pelandan
> Ideograms which was part and parcel of the new language of New Pelorian.
> Although they still wrote most things down using the alphabet, when it
> came
> to names and the like, they wrote them using the ideogram. So a New
> Pelorian sentence might look like "...and so [JarEel] spoke to [FodAriam]"
> where the words in brackets are ideograms of a syllable in length.

I'm confused by what you mean by "a syllable in length" - surely a syllable is an aspect of spoken language? [JarEel] may be a single ideogram in writing but surely its still two syllables? Or isn't it pronounced 'jar-eel'?

John

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