Atlantean

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.

Notable features

  • Written in boustrophedon style (in horizontal running alternately from right to left and left to right)

Atlantean alphabet and numerals

Atlantean alphabet and numerals

Sample text (English in the Atlantean alphabet)

Sample text in the Atlantean alphabet

Transliteration
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

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

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Links

Free Atlantean font
http://www.disneyexperience.com/customize/fonts.php
http://www.fonttrader.com/fonts/Atlantean

Further details of the Atlantean language, including grammar and a English <> Atlantean dictionary: http://www.langmaker.com/atlantean.htm

Fictional alphabets

Ancients' Alphabet, Ath, Atlantean, Aurek-Besh, Cirth, Daedric, D'ni, Dragon Runes, Futurama Alien Alphabet, Gargish, Gnommish, Golic Vulcan, Halo Covenant alphabet, Hylian syllabary (Old), Hylian syllabary (Modern), Hylian alphabet, Klingon, Kryptonian, Marain, Matoran, Romulan, Sarati, Standard Galactic Alphabet, Tsolyáni (Tékumel), Tenctonese, Tengwar, Utopian, Visitor, Zentlardy