Start at the beginning
- developed by illiterate(s)
- Evolved slowly from parent
- first in its area
- inventor known
- language unknown
- mercantile script
- National pride
- now ceremonial
- previous script didn't quite work
- private or secret
- probably developed by illiterate(s)
- probably first in its area
- Rating: 1 "Dull, only here for completeness"
- Rating: 2 "Not all that interesting"
- Rating: 3 "I did not know that"
- Rating: 4 "Huh, interesting!"
- Rating: 5 "Whoa!!"
- revealed in a dream
- significant female influence
- spiritual or supernatural
- technology influenced
Category Archives: National pride
Tolong Siki was developed rather recently for the Kurukh spoken language. Previously, Devanagari was used (and is still used in large part a decade later). Tolong Siki is one of the few languages that was created from scratch collaboratively that … Continue reading
Gondi was developed by a gentleman named Munshi Mangal Singh Masaram, to be used in central India to write the Gondi language. (In India, it almost appears that people don’t take a spoken language (and hence ethnicity) seriously unless it … Continue reading
A gentleman named Tony Koyu designed the Tani Lipi script in 2001 for the Tani group of languages in the far northeast of India. It is explicitly designed to unify the many Tani tribes. There is pretty fierce debate over … Continue reading
The Ho language is a minority language in northeastern India, but in India, minority languages can have a large number of speakers: there are over a million Ho speakers. At some point in the 20th century, a gentleman named Lako … Continue reading
The Santali spoken language is not an Indo-European language, while the majority spoken languages in northern India are Indo-Europeean. (Santali is an Austro-Asiatic language, and hence more closely related to Vietnamese than to Sanskrit.) The Indic writing systems designed for … Continue reading
There is a small ethnic group on the border of India and Burma with many names. They are called the Zo, Zou, Jo, Chin, and several other names. They speak a language that is in the same language family as … Continue reading
In 1902 AD, a man named Pau Cin Hau had a dream where the characters of a logographic script were revealed to him. He also developed the Laipian religion, and his script was used extensively in liturgical works. Laipian actually … Continue reading
In Northern India and southern Nepal, there is a language called Sunuwar, alternatively Kõits-Lo, Mukhiya, Kiranti-Kõits, Koinch, Koincha, and Koints. In 1942, Karna Jeticha developed a script for this language. There have been two versions of Jenticha: the first was … Continue reading
Assamese is interesting because it is so very close to Bengali script. There are only two characters which are different. Frequently, writing systems differ by a few characters because a writing system was adapted for spoken language B from a … Continue reading