Like the other two Hylian Scripts, the Hylian Alphabet was created to be
used in the immensely popular video game series known as the Legend of Zelda.
Specifically, it was used in the two versions of the game The Legend of Zelda:
Twilight Princess. Like the other two Hylian scripts, this alphabet was created
by an unknown graphics artist at Nintendo, though probably not the same one
that created the other two, because while the other two were created using
elements of the Hirigana and Katakana Japanese Syllabaries, this was based
directly on the Latin Alphabet, and it bears no resemblance to the other two.
In fact, it is simply a different way to write in English, just as the
Ancient and Modern Hylian
Syllabaries are alternate ways to write Japanese.
- This script is made up of the 26 letters of the Latin Alphabet. As for
punctuation, it includes a period, a comma, a colon, and a semicolon that
are identical to their English counterparts, as well as an exclamation
point that looks very similar to the letter J.
- This alphabet is written from left to right in horizontal lines.
- Words are spaced apart, but in some inscriptions the individual letters are
spaced apart, equidistant from each other.
Used to write
Hylian, which in this game, unlike in all others, is a form
of English, not Japanese.
The top row letters are used when writing from left to right, while the bottom row
are used for writing from right to left.
Sample texts in the Hylian alphabet
Transliteration - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Left to right sample text
Right to left sample text
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)
Hylian Alphabet Fonts
Information about Skyward Sword - another Hylian script
The information on this page was put together by Jacob Adams.
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