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minus273
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 Message 25 of 69
25 May 2009 at 1:01pm | IP Logged 
I love pre-modern written Japanese. It's the hiragana par excellence.

A page of Ise Monogatari

Traditional Hangul is very very rationalist Swiss-sans-serif, the exact opposite of the feelings evoked by the thought of Chinese calligraphy.

Edited by minus273 on 25 May 2009 at 1:02pm

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yobar
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 Message 26 of 69
25 May 2009 at 8:35pm | IP Logged 
To me the most beautiful script is Arabic. Its gracefully flowing form on the page is art and I like the art that has been made from the script itself.




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Lizzern
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 Message 27 of 69
26 May 2009 at 11:42am | IP Logged 
Georgian is awesome.

I also find Tengwar quite beautiful :-) http://djelibeibi.unex.es/tengwar/ejemplo-tengwar.png
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 Message 28 of 69
26 May 2009 at 11:59am | IP Logged 
I vote georgian
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yobar
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 Message 29 of 69
26 May 2009 at 5:17pm | IP Logged 
zerothinking wrote:
I vote georgian


I do like Georgian! I reminds me a bit of the Tamil script.


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Hencke
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 Message 30 of 69
26 May 2009 at 5:42pm | IP Logged 
Chinese hanzi is number one for me. EDIT: and I like simplified better than traditional.

Then, the amharic script is fascinating too.


Edited by Hencke on 26 May 2009 at 6:39pm

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William Camden
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 Message 31 of 69
26 May 2009 at 6:03pm | IP Logged 
Arabic script is my favourite. I am left-handed and like writing right to left (less ink on my hand LOL).

I have heard that Arabic calligraphy developed in part as an acceptable art form when it was considered that pictorial art was idolatrous, or something like that. Turning calligraphy into pictorial art as in some of these images seems a clever way to get around such a prohibition. On the other hand, many Islamic cultures seem to have no difficulty with images.

Edited by William Camden on 26 May 2009 at 6:03pm

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cordelia0507
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 Message 32 of 69
26 May 2009 at 6:05pm | IP Logged 
1) Patriotic vote: Runes (see below)
2) Funkiest: The newly invented scripts of the Canadian eskimos.
3) Prettiest: One of the Indian scripts, the curly one...Kannada ?
4) Most stylish: Japanese combo of hirgana, katakana and kanji.
5) Cleverest: Korean
6) Most impressive: Traditional Chinese




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