Yeah, I’m working on Amal again. The grammar is in serious need of revision.
Mutya, or Mutyang Baybayin, was designed by E.M. Rentoria as an alternative way to write Filipino. It is a calligraphic version of the Baybayin script for ornamental use. It also has influences from the Thai and Lanna scripts.
While I too have an appreciation for South East Asian scripts, I think this one falls short in presentation. It also seems to randomly borrow from its source scripts leaving the finished product looking more constructed than borrowed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it sort of misses the mark of being “inspired”. The sample is visually appealing, but it also gives away the issues with an overly complex letter design when trying to create a “calligraphic” script.
I give this script 2X3 for aesthetics and functionality.
amak na ke ueki tayo hisauek
time-NEG 1s O misfortune 2s.GEN share-VOL-NEG
I never wish to share in your misfortune.