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  •  the text on the bottom of these... (1+ / 0-)
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    Nova Land

    ...always reminds me of Ian Banks' Culture novels...

    ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

    by jessical on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:16:18 PM PST

    •  I think it's safe to say it's stylized Hebrew (1+ / 0-)
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      Or, at least mostly Hebrew. It's heavily stylized and without vowels underneath, I"m a bit lost....and I should add that a few of the symbols/letters may not be Hebrew letters because  not recognizable to me even as stylized Hebrew...but...

      I"m pretty sure the line on the top is meant to read Tomorrow then some other word Probably Hebrew) and Tom (though it seems to have blended the "T" and "M" sound letters into one symbol). What the rest of the top line says and the bottom line as well are mysterious to me. Maybe someone who is fluent could make it out.

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      by FischFry on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 08:44:03 PM PST

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      •  Um, no (2+ / 0-)
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        jessical, Bluesee

        Several of the letters have shapes modeled on Hebrew - The M is shaped like an aleph, and the S like an ayin, for example. But it's a strict letter substitution code.

        Unfortunately, the script across the top "This modern world, by Tom Tomorrow' only gives us 15 letters. So it will require a little effort, and a lot of embiggening, to interpret the crawls. Anybody else up for it?

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