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For you cunning linguists ;)

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:35 pm
by DW_KarmaKat
A while back, I noticed there were rune like writings that I kept coming across in the game. And yes, I'm the "stop & smell the roses" sort of RPGer...I love the scenery, sounds and all the little details you miss when you're just burning through content and smooshing stuff to bits. So yeah...I notice stuff like this and it got me to wondering about those runes. Between the GW2 wiki and googling I discovered it's "New Krytan"...apparently the most widely used language in Tyria these days. The wiki had a tiny little image, so I decided to give my eyes a break and make one that didn't require me to put on reading glasses to use. Now, with the recent appearance of so many new signs and posters, this will come in handy for translation. ;)
New Krytan Alphabet.png
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Re: For you cunning linguists ;)

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:34 pm
by DW_Jimmythedentist
I’m a little dubious of any civilization’s level of sophistication if it takes that much effort to write “w”.

mrg

Re: For you cunning linguists ;)

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:23 am
by Azmodan
And where you rather write 10000-1 instead of 9999

Re: For you cunning linguists ;)

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:16 pm
by DW_WailofSuicide
Those glyphs are so complicated... I almost want to say that no one would ever write that out. Then I remember Asia.

Re: For you cunning linguists ;)

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:47 pm
by DW_KarmaKat
DW_WailofSuicide wrote:Those glyphs are so complicated... I almost want to say that no one would ever write that out. Then I remember Asia.
:srofl:

Yeah, compared to creating Chineses zhōngwén or Japanese kanji or hiragana these are a piece of cake! ;)

Azmo & Jimmy... ;PpPpP Heh... :sgiggle:


KKat
:flower:

Re: For you cunning linguists ;)

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:21 pm
by DW_Ant
Yeah but each character represents an entire object/word. Compared to these characters where each character only represent a part of a word.