The Hymmnos alphabet was created by Akira Tsuchiya (土屋暁)
for the video game series "Ar tonelico" (アルトネリコ).
It is used mainly to write the fictional language of the same name, though it is
suitable for English or any other language with standard Latin orthography. According
to the creator it's based in appearance upon one of the Sanskrit scripts.
The game is set in the distant future (AD 3700) and the Hymmnos language used
in it is a distant descendent of English with influences from Japanese, Sanskrit
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Hymmnos
- Letters have upper- and lowercase forms. The uppercase is used
to mark emotional inflections in the Pastalia dialect.
Numerals and punctuation
Omnis walasye re pomb an spitze eazas ween dius en quowjaz. Herra re
accrroad anw cyurio en murfanare, en presia herra harmon art tatakaria zixxa.
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)
zz arhou, balduo, ujes, Oqejyu, xA rre <-x aYAuAkN kajya LYAglansee qejyu/
Despair, darkness, malicious minds, hated people, these are also
necessary for our hearts.
Download a Hymmnos font (TrueType, 12K)
Information about the Hymmnos language and alphabet
Other constructed scripts for fictional languages