Ajan is an abjad used to represent the Qatama language. Ajan and
the Qatama conlang were invented by Carl Buck for use in his conworld,
Qatama. It was created as an alternative to the alphabet Moj.
- Ajan is written vertically, in columns running from left to right.
- The word 'ajan' not only refers to the script but also means
"a tied rope, or knot" in Qatama - referring to the appearance of
- Ajan contains 15 consonants, two vowel markers and three vowel diacritics.
- Full vowel indication (vocalization) can be added, usually by
means of diacritics, but this is not common.
- The script can also be written horizontally, but this is only
done to save space.
- There is no punctuation used in Qatama, pauses, stops and
questions are understood through the use of context and particles.
- Most often the vowels are not marked, the single diagonal mark
is used to show that a vowel begins or ends the word, and is also
used to connect graphemes that otherwise would not connect based
on the normal methods of connecting.
Sample text in Ajan
If you have any questions about Ajan, you can contact Carl at: cfbuckjr[at]gmail[dot]com
Writing systems by Carl Buck
Other constructed scripts for constructed languages
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