Archive for December, 2009


Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Glyph of the word 'temi'.


  • (n.) bone (mass noun)

A huita temi i leya ti pama.
“Bone is harder than stone.”

Notes: The basic form of this word is a mass noun. In order to refer to a particular bone, you have to turn temi into a count noun. Thus, ape o temi is “a bone”.

The glyph here is a modification of the syllabic glyph te. The inside of the glyph has been turned into a kind of ribcage.


Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Glyph of the word 'ka'a'.


  • (n.) crow

A fuila ka’a ie uomoko.
“The crow flies at night.”

Notes: Probably a couple different ways to say that, but one interesting thing about this word is I have it defined in my dictionary as “crow” or “raven”. Well I’ll be hanged if I didn’t learn recently that crows and ravens are different animals! I mean, really, how about that! So I had to decide on one of them to be ka’a, and I’ve decided on “crow” (and, yes, the word is onomatopoeic).

Regarding the iku, the syllabic glyph ha is kind of embellished to look a bit bird-like, and that’s how this one was made.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
antāxa purple. Symbolically, the color of new activities and beginnings.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
antiēla a translucent bluish-purple color.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
anūña blue. Symbolically, the color of sorrow.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
ancōra blue, the color of the daytime sky. This is a translucent color.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
anhā green, blue, aqua, the color of the sea. A translucent color.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
anmāλa green, the color of leaves. Symbolically, the color of life.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
anēkke brown, the color of wood or of burnt umber clay.


Friday, December 25th, 2009
anwūla brown, tan, the color of sand.