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|This is the syllabary of a language I began to create in 1985. It takes
a few sounds I determined to be basic to the names and words created or
borrowed by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his popular Mars novels, and uses them
in patterns created in a systematic way, meant to suggest a mathematics:
the 7x7 and symmetries are quite intended. Each symbol has both a linguistic
and an archetypal meaning.
The sounds I chose to notate encourage certain sounds to perhaps have some iconic consistency.
This syllabary is entirely original. None of the Burroughs names or words are preserved in it, except the syllables of the name of the goddess Issus, whose name Burroughs did not invent, though he changed her primary attributes to other than the traditional Egyptian ones. The meanings of each symbol are of my own assignation. There is nothing in the Burroughs text to indicate any of these particular shapes.
Shortly after creating it I sent this chart and some of my work to the Burroughs Estate and to Disney Films, but received no reply.
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