What's your favorite alphabet?

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I know this question sounds weird maybe but I hope someone gets me :D


I'm talking about visually pleasing alphabet. Which language has the "best looking" alphabet?


I vote for the Georgian alphabet. It looks like something from the past and from the future at the same time. Idk I just find it really fun to look at even though I don't understand it :D 

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Woooow it's so alien like and beautiful!! I don't have a favorite, but, I have to admit that I have a thing for asian alphabets.

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Georgian is very elegant but I like Cyrillic. Having lived through part of the Cold War, there's just something exotic and seemingly esoteric about things that are worded in "Russian" that use many Latin-looking letters but are completely unrecognizable as words.

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There are so many different alphabets 


http://aboutworldlanguages.com/writing-systems

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
There are so many different alphabets
http://aboutworldlanguages.com/writing-systems


Love the website, thanks! I really like Korean's Hangul. I've heard from friends that it is really easy to learn and they also said the shape of the characters are based on how the mouth looks, very smart!


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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
There are so many different alphabets
http://aboutworldlanguages.com/writing-systems


Thanks for the link! There's some interesting info here ^_^ 

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Mel.Palogan wrote:

I really like Korean's Hangul. I've heard from friends that it is really easy to learn and they also said the shape of the characters are based on how the mouth looks, very smart!


This sounds interenting!!

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
Mel.Palogan wrote:
I really like Korean's Hangul. I've heard from friends that it is really easy to learn and they also said the shape of the characters are based on how the mouth looks, very smart!

This sounds interenting!!


Check this out 





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Jess.PWinkler wrote:

There are so many different alphabets

http://aboutworldlanguages.com/writing-systems


Hiragana :heart_eyes: thanks for the link :blush:

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Mel.Palogan wrote:

Check this out


Woooow, how do you pronounce "^"? 

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
how do you pronounce "^"?

어 = aw as in dawn (eng), but often gets pronounced like o as in olvida (sp)

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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I don't have a favorite, but Chinese is the most complicated/interesting imo:

漢字很漂亮。

Thai is also quite beautiful:

การเขียนภาษาไทยสวยมาก

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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English alphabet for me. Just don't have time to study other alphabet for other purposes except if I'm going to do it for work.

Charlyn Amoin

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I like Chinese for its complication. 

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I definitely think it's fun to learn an alphabet with different characters than your native one , I enjoyed learning Arabic script 

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
I definitely think it's fun to learn an alphabet with different characters than your native one , I enjoyed learning Arabic script


It's fun and I love the novelty of being able to read the words even if I don't know what they mean most of the time :)


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leosmith wrote:

I don't have a favorite, but Chinese is the most complicated/interesting imo:

漢字很漂亮。

Thai is also quite beautiful:

การเขียนภาษาไทยสวยมาก

 

Is there a keypad for this? Or how do you type languages that come shapes?

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If you have a Macbook, it's possible to add these languages, then you'll be able to input these languages. I don't know about @leosmith input methods, but I use hanyu pinyin to generate Chinese characters, and for Thai, you can show a Thai keyboard on Macs as well.

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Mel.Palogan wrote:

Jade.Xuereb wrote:

I definitely think it's fun to learn an alphabet with different characters than your native one , I enjoyed learning Arabic script

It's fun and I love the novelty of being able to read the words even if I don't know what they mean most of the time :)


Yes I can read anewspaper aloud ... Whether or not I know the words is another matter entirely ,:grin::rolling_on_the_floor_laughing::joy::sweat_smile:

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meifeng wrote:

If you have a Macbook, it's possible to add these languages, then you'll be able to input these languages. I don't know about @leosmith input methods, but I use hanyu pinyin to generate Chinese characters, and for Thai, you can show a Thai keyboard on Macs as well.

i’d heard about pinyin, is it different from bopomofo? 

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