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Monday, January 10, 2005

Another Snowflake on My Bonnet

I don't know how to exactly start this article of mine. I think these exclamations would suffice:

Thank you!
I couldn't believe it!
I'm in bliss!
At last!
Oh, my deities!
I feel blessed, as always...

In the intervening days between Mr. Simon Ager of Omniglot had replied to my submission of a writing system for his Web site and this morning when he e-mailed me again, I was altogether excited and nervous. Every time I was online I literally checked every once in a while the Omniglot Web-site for any updates and my inbox for any new replies from him. Then...

This Sunday morning, after breakfast, I excitedly opened my Yahoo e-mail account. My deities! I couldn't believe it. At last! Finally! A new e-mail from Mr. Ager. Reading it I was in bliss.

And now, I would like to share my delight with all of you, especially with those who continuously express their wishes and encouragement.

Thank you!


Simon Ager wrote:

Hi aLfie,

There is now a page about your Kabena'o script on Omniglot at

Let me know if you'd like to make any corrections, alterations or additions to the page.


My Gratitude
Dear Mr. Ager,
In the intervening days after you sent me your reply of interest in my Kabena'o script and now, I was very excited and nervous at the same time.

I've told of this possible accomplishment to my family and friends, who, from my encouragement, have started to visit the Omniglot site. Most of them were amazed (and amused) to realize the existence of such diverse writing systems; for prior to this, they never realized that spoken languages are different from the writing systems which are used in writing them. Some of them thought all along that languages and writing systems are one and the same.

Again, I would like to express my gratitude for your finally regarding my Kabena'o script, to be given a page on your Web site. But, above all, I thank you for the Web site itself, without which I would have not had the inspiration to devise a writing system for the book I've begun to write years ago.

The page you alloted for my script is simply heartwarming. It inspired me yet again, this time, finally to finish another writing system I'm working on—the Kw'endu'we alphabet of the duwende (Philippine dwarves), which will appear in Book Two: Bantay-Kagubatan ("The Forest and Mountain Stewards") of the same work, Engkanto: A Bestiary of Philippine Mythical Beings.

Respectfully yours,


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