The Aeglean Alphabet was constructed in 2018 by C. S. De Silva,
a.k.a Ken D. It is used by the fictional Paagaan people (created
by Ken D) to write their native Aeglean tongue. The alphabet is
also a form of universal script. It can be used to write English,
Latin, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Hungarian and any other European
and Indo-European language. Certain African languages could also be
written with the script.
Historical background (fictional)
The language was devised on the planet Wahydd-33 by the Paagaan
(the root-word of their name meaning "villager" or "countryman"), a
race of intelligent humanoids. With their religion mainly being
animistic, the Paagaan wanted to produce a writing-system for
their religious texts that would include natural symbols and shapes.
The script is written on dried palm-leaves, carved into wood, woven
into linen, written on paper and scalded into metal. Like Hawaiian,
the phonetic structures for the words are rhythmic CV patterns. A
consonant will rarely follow another consonant, except when writing
languages other than Aeglean.
The script is composed of 90 symbols; 45 vowels and 45 consonants.
The script has no punctuation marks.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right and right to left in horizontal lines, or top to bottom and bottom up in vertical lines
- Used to write: Aeglean, English, Latin, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Hungarian etc.
- The alphabet has 45 root symbols. A root symbol can be flipped to produce two specific phonetic variations: flipped left to produce a vowel and right to produce a consonant. This is why a specific vowel will have a root symbol that matches it in shape and pattern (e.g. a and yh)
- Each symbol is based on a particular object, verb and thought. Each glyph is designed, named and sounds like the object it represents. For example, the symbol of a heart (Üatana) can be used to make a letter sound. In this case Üatana becomes the sound Ü, with the suffix -atana (meaning organ/piece in Aeglean) being removed
- The script is also written in a spiral format, starting from the center and moving outwards in a clockwise or anti-clockwise pattern, depending on the preference of the writer.
- Each symbol is written in a round circular glyph called an OIa. The Vowel Ola (Vyaola) are written in a shade of red or grey and the Consonant Ola (Svarola) are written in jet black
- Another way to tell the difference of an Ola is by the size. Vyaola are written slightly smaller than Svarola
Aulee tsosalu maaneisha viroghayaa nidhahas hie upurimouyein gheeruu juomuu hie waixou.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
(Part of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Scripts by C. S. De Silva (Ken D.)
Other scripts for constructed languages
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