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Man of Steel Linguist Revealed Tuesday, July 02, 2013  |  Comments (13)

Finally, the linguist (actually, linguistic anthropologist) responsible for language creation for Man of Steel is getting some well-deserved time in the sun. In this YouTube video, Dr. Christine Schreyer, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, shares a little bit about Man of Steel, her take on Kryptonian, and language creation. Great…

New Shirt with All Three Scripts Friday, June 21, 2013  |  Comments (3)

I just created a shirt featuring all three writing systems that have appeared in Superman's history. Superimposed over the Man of Steel S shield, the pre-crisis script from E. Nelson Bridwell (left), the angular script of the Kryptonian language project (middle), and the flowing script from the film Man of Steel(right)…

Man of Steel: a Sort-of Review Monday, June 17, 2013  |  Comments (18)

Man of Steel Shield Over the past week I was out of town for my father-in-law's memorial service, but I did manage to sneak away during the trip to see the Thursday Walmart early screening of Man of Steel (big shout out to the folks of Troy, Alabama, and the Continental Cinema). I didn't anticipate being…

A New Era for Kryptonian Monday, June 03, 2013  |  Comments (9)

With the new Man of Steel film and its new depiction of Kryptonian just on the horizon, I have had some questions, some criticisms, and plenty of my own musings regarding this version of Kryptonian and the new one. I thought they would be worth sharing, and worth discussing.

A Little History of Kryptonian

Before 2000, the Kryptonian language was represented in comics by random…

Three New Kryptonian Shirts Friday, May 31, 2013  |  Comments (4)

The other day I added a few Kryptonian shirts to Redbubble. You can see previews of them here. I just added 3 more simple ones to the inventory. Head the Redbubble page to order a shirt. Kryptonian: /s/ Translation:

Break Down of Kryptonian Writing in the Man of Steel Friday, May 31, 2013  |  Comments (64)

So yesterday, Warner Brothers / DC released this little promotional piece for the Man of Steel movie, a Kryptonian name generator. http://glyphcreator.manofsteel.com/ At first blush, it seemed to me to be your typical schlack—I mean, how many of these types of things have we seen over the years? Answer a few questions, put in…

Kryptonian Shirts Now Available Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Comments (2)

For a long time, I have been wanting to make some Kryptonian shirts. Mostly for me, but I figured other people might want one, too. Finally, there are now six shirts available on Redbubble to choose from. Click here to go to the Redbubble page. Kryptonian:

Writing Reference Guide now Available as PDF Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Comments (2)

With the new font, I have now created a downloadable printable PDF. It is a single, two-sided reference sheet of all the characters in the Kryptonian writing system. If you are looking a good on-the-go reference or study material to learn the alphabet, this should be just what the doctor ordered. You can download the PDF here.

Kryptonian Font Overhaul: Version 7 now Available Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Comments (0)

A lot of progress was made on the Kryptonian language in translating the Man of Steel trailer. Mostly owing to one ridiculously-hard-to-translate sentence: "What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society intended." With all of this progress, several new features of the language were created…

Man of Steel Trailer with Kryptonian Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Comments (3)

As promised, here is the third Man of Steel trailer with dubbed-in Kryptonian. I will offer a fuller analysis and transcript/gloss soon, but for now I just wanted to get this out there. Enjoy! Note! Use YouTube's closed captions for subtitles.

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