I'm still really confused with A... I just don't get it! I tried to write a sentence, and I was wondering, could you take a look at it, see if I did it right?! And if not, tell me how to, because I absolutely love this and I really wanna learn to write like this!
I'm struggling with the O a bit. If I'm interpreting this diagram and the "A Guide to the Gallifreyan Alphabet- Loren Sherman" PDF accurately, "up" is toward the center of the word circle, and "down" is away from the center of the word circle. According the Sherman's PDF an O falls above the mid-line of the previous consonant, but in the above diagram the O following the J seems to be below the mid-line, which I would have interpreted as an A. What am I missing?
Question, professor! For the B and J stems, how come the inside vowel O is added to the edge of the stem while the edge vowels E, I, and U are added into the inside of the stem? Shouldn't it be the other way around, with O always being inside a curve while the others are always written on an edge?
oh, okay, it makes more sense when i think of them as being in the center of the stem instead of in relation to the main circle. thanks! ^^ my first attempts have been going quite well, thanks to this great chart
The only thing that I haven't figured out yet is how the line from the U (directed outward as opposed to inward like the I) should look within a single word when not following a consonant. Within a sentence there is the "sentence circle" on the outside of all words to catch the line moving outward, but in a single word there is no such border to stop the line when it is not used within/on a consonant circle. What do you think? Should an extra circle be added just to catch it, should the line go inward like an I (and be confusing as a result), or should there be some other method of handling this? I'm just curious what you think since you came up with the method. I might suggest making the U lie within the word circle or on the letter circle instead of on the word circle or within the letter circle.
So, if it can be written either way, is each way equally as valid? Is it just up to the writer which way to put it, based on which looks better? I have to ask, since I just started learning and this is already really bothering me >.<