Sunday, August 30, 2015

Culture in Columbus, Part Two

The library at Ohio State University is pretty cool. An interesting architectural blending of the old and the new.

Statues, we must have statues. And books. And lamps. and interesting molding and friezework and dentils and dimples. And stuff.

And airy, well-lit areas for students and lounging and more books and reading.

And arched, fancy ceilings with uplights.

Throughout the library are these metal plates showing many various methods of language and communication. Music is a language! Somebody play these notes and tell me what the tune is.

Clearly this is the alphabet or some current or former language. I haven't been able to figure out what it is yet. I wanted to post the photo of Runes but it was too glare-ish. Ooooohhhh! Until I figure out what this alphabet represents, we're calling it the Glareish language. Written and spoken by the Glareish people of Middle Europe. The Glares are a lost tribe and sadly, no native speakers of the language survived into the modern age.

And here we have our own familiar English alphabet. You're singing, aren't you?

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