Eganes is the creation of Matt Cheetham, a writer and a student of Maths at
Manchester University, England. It is the script for an invented language of
the same name.
- Eganes is read left to right.
- The most curious aspect of the script is that all of the consonants
represent two or more phenomes, but native readers can tell how words
are pronounced by context.
- The grid script is based on CV syllables. The shapes of the characters
are based on the handwritten shapes, but confined into a square template.
They are connected together in rows of equal length. The characters "wrap"
to these rows so that words can begin at the end of one row and end at
the beginning of the next. The last row is usually centred.
- The grid script is intended to be a script designed by the Eganes after
the invention of computers, and can be read by proficient users in blocks
rather than lines.
Grid script letter construction
Va saba osáv ódu lego, gérú béran busas e.
Sedú ter sagúte áne váb tura tegen ósan e.
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)
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