||[Oct. 1st, 2008|10:18 am]
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Hey, do you guys know of any languages that have a symbol resembling this?
I came across it in a portentous way and I was wondering if it actually meant anything!
Whatever it is, it's going into the constructed ideographic symbology which occasionally appears in my webcomic.
Might I ask in what portentous way you came across this mystical symbol?
my friend, that is a sideways abacus
Queue for guillotine starts here:
I'm an Assyriologist, and that kind of symbol, with the sort of abstracted straight lines, looks like it could be an archaic Sumerian logogram. There's not a logogram that's quite exactly like that, though, with the line on the far left shorter. The closest might be the logogram for "boat" -- in some later Babylonian forms it looks pretty close to that, though by that time period you're more likely to see the sign written with the traditional wedge shapes (little triangles).
i think it is some of the people from Katamari Damacy with the giant protrusions from their foreheads.
or maybe an epic laser eyesight duel
btw i am the person who painted three of your time travel comics on lockers five feet high
in case you care
Looks a lot like the (fictional) Marain alphabet
to me, although there are no characters that match up exactly. It could be a derivation, or it could be totally unrelated. The curious thing about it is how fantastically straight it is. All even remotely logographic languages with which I am familiar (it's not Chinese, Japanese or Korean, for the record) have to make use of a broader inventory of stroke styles. I would wager therefore it's either fairly ancient (you know, way back when they didn't have a word for everything yet), or it's a non-natural contrivance of some kind. If it means anything, and I'll bet it does, it means something in some fiction somewhere. That's my two cents.
It looks like the D'ni numbers from the Myst games.
It's a picture of a trash can. The handle is on the left. The handle on the lid is not pictured.
2008-10-03 12:58 am (UTC)
They are playing pong.
it comes from my cell phone
when it gets good service
It's a text document with the cursor at the end! Reversed and lying on its side!
2008-10-10 04:13 am (UTC)
ITS FUCKING BOMBERMAN!