I’ve been editing a new omyatloko (.pdf) presentation page to go along with the new glyphs and radical system. I would like any and all feedback that any one might have. Thank you.
Laala is constructed language devised by Simon Ager, the creator of Omniglot, who was inspired to try creating a language after attending the Language Creation Conference in Horsham in 2015. The aim was to create a minimalist language with words based on sound symbolism and onomatopoeia as much as possible. The name Laala means ‘sing speak’, and it is intended to be quite a musical language suited to singing.
Simon seems to have a knack for scripts that function perfectly. This script is no exception. However, it does have an ever so slight hint of Tengwar, it still is quite aesthetically pleasing and looks more naturalistic than many of Simon’s other scripts. I do worry that his orthographical choices far exceed his choice in transliteration schemes, though. What would make this script’s presentation striking is some handwritten samples…free hand. I imagine this script has some quite interesting calligraphic possibilities, possibilities that are potentially enhanced by the isolating nature of the grammar.
I rate this script 4×4 for aesthetics and functionality.
I have begun a revision of omyatloko. It’s not ambitious, but I’m simplifying the majority of glyphs and using a new radical schema to order and keep track of them.
Stay tuned for updates.
Intun hurum ta yinum songiyimha atebimha. Aklu ta korebwa daqeshbum ta peniyak deshiyu neshum edegurum.
AG-all be.free-3pl CONJ be.equal-3pl dignity-ADJ-PL-COM right-PL-COM | reason-ACC CONJ conscience-ACC give-PP-3pl CONJ thought-ADJ-COM brother-ADJ-ACC should-3pl do-REFL-TENT-3pl
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Been working on this for Amal: