Snow Script, or Niphadic, was invented by Simon Whitechapel to write
his constructed language, Niphadic. He uses it in his story, Our
Lady of the Snows.
The name Niphadic comes from the Greek νιφας-νιφαδος,
niphas-niphados (snowflake), and was used by the priestesses of
Our Lady of the Snows and was based on a series of snowflakes
that fell at the hibernal solstice during the foundation of Our Lady's
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: written in concentric circles and read anti-clockwise
from the centre, starting at the lowest consonant in the circle being read. If
the outer circle is incomplete, it is completed by beginning the text again.
- Used to write: Niphadic
- Vowels were often dropped from Niphadic texts.
- Niphadic was also employed as a divinatory script, when snowflakes
were allowed to fall on black cloth and read according to their
resemblance to letters of the Niphadic alphabet.
Snow Script alphabet
The text on the left is just a list of Snow Script consonants. The text
on the right is one that praises Our Lady for the deliverance of a hierarchess
Also by Simon Whitechapel
Lovecraftian Script |
Snow Script |
Other scripts for constructed languages