Mandombe (was: "Re: Yet more thrilling varia from the Library of Congress")

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 21:50:26 CDT

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    I guess we're all envious of Michael's adventures! Locked in LoC, wow!
    :-) On 2004.07.02, 01:50, Michael Everson <>

    > Found an amazingly bad African conscript called Mandombe.

    Searching with Google hints that it may a weebit more than a just
    con-script: There was at least one book using it (Mahouahoua Moïse,
    2000) < > and it has
    been around for some 30 years now, certainly still being promoted:

    That said, I understand why Michael says it is amazingly bad -- for a
    script, that is. At
    one is informed that it «est une révélation mystique sous la dictée de
    Simon Kimbangu à Monsieur David Wabeladio Payi». Hm...

    Anyway, no clear indication on which language or languages is supposed
    to be served by this script -- though it seems to be aimed for Bantu
    languages, perhaps kiKongo (where "ombe" means "black").

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