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Ok, so I've decided that starting today, I'm going to dedicate a minimum of half an hour every day to studying Japanese. That half hour is Japanese Time. If I have more time available after that, I can go for an hour, but if not, that's ok because I've had Japanese Time.

I don't trust myself to be able to stick to it, but I really want to do it and prove myself wrong!

@Alamantus It can depend on the font. Shavian is often made quite narrow to highlight its β€œefficiency” as a selling point. But I have made a font that tries to capture that classical beauty of Garamond which is a bit more generously proportioned: see Doolittle Garamond at shavian.info/shavian_fonts/

Saw the post saying that "innit" is British for "desu"
And I will add the obvious, "eh" is Canadian for "innit"

I hate that I'm so interested in conlangs and alternate writing systems that I try to learn about those instead of working on learning Japanese. Japanese would be so much more helpful to know, but here I am fussing over toki pona and Shavian and better writing systems and whatnot. Meh.

Oh well, at least it's fun.

for a while back in 2011 I was translating xkcd into Shavian

So I really like the writing system for English (shavian.info/) but I can't help but feel like the characters are too narrow. It's nice that they're completely different than the regular Latin alphabet, but I feel like it needs rounder symbols to help make it easier to pick out individual letters.

I got a spark of inspiration for my ehw tonight and I ended up adding a new vowel (/i/ with orthography <ie>) and some additional utility markers: "nie" /ni/ ties an adjective to a noun to create a new noun rather than just describing the noun, and "in" /Ιͺn/ as the present-participial adjective marker to pair with the pre-existing "ed" that behaved as a past-participial adjective!

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I also brainstormed a writing system, but it's not quite ready yet.

Hmmmm I should repurpose one of my "backup" Mastodon accounts into a place where I post about reading... which would be better for that? toot.cafe or wandering.shop? I'd prefer not to make yet another Mastodon account because I already have kind of a lot now.

I kept seeing "Shavian" on various conlanging forums, and I finally decided to look into it. I've got to say, it's pretty inspiring, and it makes me want to come up with my own alphabet using the phonemes for it.

Ooo I forgot about the Badagabada I started! I should explore that some more! That one is fun to write *and* speak!

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I don't really *want* to start a new since I have so many incomplete ones, BUT I really want to make a personal conlang for general use... hmm.

Oh, nope, false alarm. I was viewing the site from http instead of https. I'll have to contact people with accounts who haven't logged in since before the 2.0 update so I can set up auto-redirect to https soon...

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I just noticed that somehow I broke public libraries on with the sync fix I uploaded earlier... I'm not sure how, but I'm looking into it now.

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