The Atlantean language was created for the film Atlantis: The
Lost Empire by Marc Okrand, who also created the Klingon
and Vulcan languages for the Star Trek films and television shows. Okrand
worked with John Emerson, a designer at Disney, to produce an alphabet
for the language. The language is spoken and written by the people of
Atlantis in the film and is integral to the plot.
Okrand based the Atlantean language on a hypothetical reconstruction
of the language spoken by the early Indo-Europeans using sounds common
to modern Indo-European languages and some not found in any of them.
He wanted it to sound like a real human language, to be easy to speak
and to be unlike English.
Written in boustrophedon style (in horizontal running alternately
from right to left and left to right)
Atlantean alphabet and numerals
Sample text (English in the Atlantean alphabet)
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.