“Ah, this is fine,” he cried triumphantly, holding up a small medallion on a chain. He dusted it off, and engraved on one side were the words “WHY NOT?” “That’s a good reason for almost anything – a bit used perhaps, but still quite serviceable.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Hello! I am Cornelius. This is my blog. It is ostensibly centered around my slightly obsessive interest in writing systems, althoug so far it has almost exclusively dealt with Chinese characters and language, and that is likely going to remain the main focus by far. (Though I will get around to talk at least a little bit about Rongorongo and Hangeul and Hieroglyphics and Braille and Brahmi and the Tironian notes and…) There are lots of helpful mnemonic pictures and illustrations, which I have tried my best to make entertaining for people not using them for learning purposes as well. For examples you can look at the featured posts, my personal favorites or, under “Top Posts & Pages” in the sidebar to the right, at those with the most likes.
The title Things Beyond Z is from “On Beyond Zebra!” by Dr. Seuss, whom I greatly admire as an artist (though he’s not actually not quite one of my absolute favorites.)
In case you are interested in my qualifications, here they are:
- I’ve taken some Chinese lessons
- I have a blog
Regular posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Additional posts are most likely on Sundays or Holidays.
© Cornelius Götz von Olenhusen