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Syai: U+E5B0 - U+E5DF

Proposal 1996-11-25; revision 1997-01-21

Syai is a conlang invented by Brian Lilburn (bpl@lynx.co.nz). Fruther information about Syai can be found at http://www.mn.medstroms.se/~pvemm/syai0.htm.

Some of the Syai characters have two names given: an approximation of the traditional name (in Latin orthography) and the standard Latin transliteration. Note that the ideograms have transliterations as well.

The character names are links to GIFs of the standard glyphs. In the cases where the glyph is displayed within a circle, only the material within the circle is part of the glyph.


U+E5B0	SYAI LETTER EHA OR H
U+E5B1	SYAI LETTER UJC OR J
U+E5B2	SYAI LETTER EWE OR W
U+E5B3	SYAI LETTER ULI OR L
U+E5B4	SYAI LETTER ERQ OR R
U+E5B5	SYAI LETTER UMEU OR M
U+E5B6	SYAI LETTER ENO OR N
U+E5B7	SYAI LETTER USB OR S
U+E5B8	SYAI LETTER EPU OR P
U+E5B9	SYAI LETTER UFBC OR F
U+E5BA	SYAI LETTER EKOI OR K
U+E5BB	SYAI LETTER XEU OR X
U+E5BC	SYAI LETTER ZUE OR Z
U+E5BD	SYAI LETTER LHD OR SCHWA
U+E5BE	SYAI LETTER A
U+E5BF	SYAI LETTER D
U+E5C0	SYAI LETTER B
U+E5C1	SYAI LETTER C
U+E5C2	SYAI LETTER E
U+E5C3	SYAI LETTER I
U+E5C4	SYAI LETTER Q
U+E5C5	SYAI LETTER U
U+E5C6	SYAI LETTER O
U+E5C7	SYAI IDEOGRAM PLURAL OR V
U+E5C8	SYAI IDEOGRAM AND OR Y
U+E5C9	SYAI IDEOGRAM NOT OR G
U+E5CA	SYAI COMBINING MARK CAPITALS
U+E5CB	SYAI LEFT QUOTATION MARK
U+E5CC	SYAI RIGHT QUOTATION MARK
U+E5CD	SYAI COMMA
U+E5CE	SYAI SEMICOLON
U+E5CF	SYAI COLON
U+E5D0	SYAI DIGIT ZERO
U+E5D1	SYAI DIGIT ONE
U+E5D2	SYAI DIGIT TWO
U+E5D3	SYAI DIGIT THREE
U+E5D4	SYAI DIGIT FOUR
U+E5D5	SYAI DIGIT FIVE
U+E5D6	SYAI DIGIT SIX
U+E5D7	SYAI DIGIT SEVEN
U+E5D8	SYAI DIGIT EIGHT
U+E5D9	SYAI DIGIT NINE
U+E5DA	SYAI NUMBER TEN
U+E5DB	SYAI DASH
U+E5DC	SYAI HYPHEN
U+E5DD (This position shall not be used)
U+E5DE (This position shall not be used)
U+E5DF (This position shall not be used)

Symbolism of the key consonants

KEY	IMAGED AS		CLUME
.h	a finger-print		Name and form - miscellany.

.j	a wheel			Motion within or centred by stillness
					(or emptiness).
.w	a ripple		Ambience and influence (for instance)
					of the airy or spiritual.
.l	a messenger-bird,	Symbolism and space/time positioning.
	or lips (speech)
.r	a pointing finger	Spatial orientation and direction.
	or placing finger
.m	a hanging drop		Non-rigidity, centeredness
	of liquid		life and liquidity (blood).
.n	a flower or		Reproduction and numbers
	sex organ
.s	a vessel (or channel	Containment with possible concealed
	or horns of the moon)	properties or mystery - also, conduction along.
.p	a flame with a		Force, fire, and light.
	wreath of smoke
.f	a plant (opening to the	Nature and land(sea-)scape.
	sun) or a valley; or
	ocean depths
.k	horse and rider		Industry (tools), technology and transport.
				(Man "mounted" on the machine ... science).
.t	a human hand (hanging	Agency, instrumentality, humanity
	like a hook, ready for
	connection or action)

Note: vowels also have meaningful symbolic character; though this is harder to pin down, and there are no stylized pictures to be seen in them. The basic vowel cominbation that goes with each key consonant, .ua ( - the short form substituting the netural vowel .'), can be described in very broad terms as meaning emergent potential. The vowels that follow:

.a	roundedness
.d	'come-back', looseness or opposition
.b	continuity or familiarity
.c	impact-making or being put on alert
.e	streamlikeness, extendedness, and motion-facilitation
.i	liberation, upwardness, contrariness
.q	'inning', increasing
.u	attainment, containment, downwardness, equilibrium
.o	'outing', decreasing

Charts showing the historical development of Syai consonant signs

h through m

n through k

t through g
 
HTML Michael Everson, Evertype, Cnoc na Sceiche, Leac an Anfa, Cathair na Mart, Co. Mhaigh Eo, √Čire, 2006-05-28

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