Making sense of "Beanish," XKCD's synthetic language


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Probably people have already noticed it, but a large number of the glyphs seem to be taken from the Inuktitut syllabary. I wonder if the underlying language has any connection to Inuit languages.


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I think that’s just this particular visualization: For practicality’s sake, they used existing Unicode characters that best match the Beanish glyphs. The original, written letter shapes don’t look anything like Inuktitut.


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