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I WONDER??? [Oct. 1st, 2008|10:18 am]
Ryan
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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!
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[User Picture]From: vincaminor
2008-10-01 05:22 pm (UTC)
It almost looks like it could be one of the Vinca symbols.
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[User Picture]From: _fluffy
2008-10-01 05:55 pm (UTC)
Whatever it is, it's going into the constructed ideographic symbology which occasionally appears in my webcomic.
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[User Picture]From: zebuloncrispi
2008-10-01 06:09 pm (UTC)
Might I ask in what portentous way you came across this mystical symbol?
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[User Picture]From: mrmunkeepants
2008-10-01 06:15 pm (UTC)
my friend, that is a sideways abacus
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[User Picture]From: dasiavou
2008-10-01 06:17 pm (UTC)
Queue for guillotine starts here:
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[User Picture]From: annakovsky
2008-10-01 06:26 pm (UTC)
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).
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[User Picture]From: hellomuchacho
2008-10-01 07:49 pm (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: hellomuchacho
2008-10-01 07:50 pm (UTC)
btw i am the person who painted three of your time travel comics on lockers five feet high

in case you care
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[User Picture]From: littlegirltoast
2008-10-01 09:42 pm (UTC)
French.
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[User Picture]From: treeflamingo
2008-10-01 09:57 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: matthewfullhart
2008-10-02 03:21 am (UTC)
It looks like the D'ni numbers from the Myst games.
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From: jhobartb
2008-10-02 11:10 pm (UTC)
It's a picture of a trash can. The handle is on the left. The handle on the lid is not pictured.
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[User Picture]From: thequick
2008-10-03 09:52 pm (UTC)
yessss
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-10-03 12:58 am (UTC)
They are playing pong.
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[User Picture]From: admiralakbar
2008-10-03 07:37 am (UTC)
it comes from my cell phone

when it gets good service
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[User Picture]From: publictrans
2008-10-03 11:04 pm (UTC)
It's a text document with the cursor at the end! Reversed and lying on its side!
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-10-10 04:13 am (UTC)
ITS FUCKING BOMBERMAN!
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