Sometimes 500, usually D, was written as I followed by Ɔ, while 1,000, usually M, was written as CIƆ. Sometimes CIƆ was reduced to a lemniscate symbol (ↀ) for denoting 1,000. Similarly, 5,000 (IƆƆ) was reduced to ↁ; and 10,000 (CCIƆƆ) was reduced to ↂ.- Wikipedia
I had no idea.
Modern Yi (ꆈꌠꁱꂷ) is a standardized syllabary derived from the classic script in 1974 by the local Chinese government. It was made the official script of the Liangshan (Cool Mountain) dialect of the Yi language in 1980. Other dialects of Yi do not yet have a standardized script. There are 756 basic glyphs based on the Liangshan dialect, plus 63 for syllables only used for words borrowed from Chinese.- Wikipedia
The whole Modern Yi character set is like something you’d find etched in Martian caverns. Impressive stuff; it’ll probably be my go-to set for inspiring logos and icons.
When I lived in Venezuela, someone told me the story of a farmer who was bitten by a snake while working in the field. Enraged, he ran after the snake instead of tending to his wound, hacking away at the tall grass with his machete until he found it and killed it. By that time, however, the snake’s venom had spread throughout the farmer’s body, killing him in turn.
We got our snake. I hope it’s not too late for us to purge his venom from our system. I don’t think it’s too late.
This morning, as yesterday morning, the sun is shining and the birds are singing outside my window. I hear someone died last night. Whatever I hear about that, I also hear the birds singing. Whatever I feel about that, I also feel the warmth of the sun.