Taiogeuna    Taiogeuna

Heather Bryan started working on the Taiogeuna script around November 2006 as a way to write her conlang Taiogeuinaa. Taiogeuna is the name of the alphabet (and means 'traditional world script'), and Taiogeuinaa means 'traditional world speech.'

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • There is no distinction between capital and lowercase letters.
  • Written in horizontal lines from left to right and top to bottom.
  • There is no traditional period; instead, the last letter of a sentence is underlined, and a symbol indicating the start of a sentence is placed above the first letter of the next sentence (this symbol is placed above any other symbols present).
  • The vowels carry the weight of the language, and there can be as many as four in a row (four single vowels, or two diphthongs).
  • No consonant may double (digraphs are considered single consonants).
  • Initial and medial vowels must be pronounced separately; however, single vowels which are doubled at the end of a word (TaiogeuinAA) may be pronounced as the single vowel sound lengthened; under no other circumstances may vowels be pronounced like this.
  • Used to write: Taiogeuinaa, and English (in theory).

Taiogeuna alphabet

Vowels

Taiogeuna vowels

Consonants

Taiogeuna consonants

Punctuation

Taiogeuna punctuation

Note: since adjectives and adverbs follow the words they describe, the words are separated by the apostrophe. Nowhere else is the apostrophe used.

Sample Text

Sample text in Taiogeuna

Transliteration

Ehue Aenauo'uedho ro azhue'enoage ahia due oleolui'dhaiphu. Ithe ro eoreoi'eoloiai atheuo lai hae caiwoia luchae'ichuu due aiiguua'daiacai.

Translation

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)

If you have any comments on Taiogeuna, you can contact Heather at: animeniac121@hotmail.com

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