The Gaan Khaa script was invented by Jimmy Xavier Kuan, modelled on the Castithan script by David J. Peterson. It is a abugida/alphasyllabary, and can be used to write Orli Khaa, a conlang also invented by Jimmy Xavier Kuan.
- Type of writing system: abugida/alphasyllabary
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Orli Khaa
- The pronunciation of consonants is changed either by the vowel, or by a special circular symbol above the consonant, represented by the "-h" after the consonant in the literal transcription (e.g., Mh, Gh, Bh), except for "Rh" which has to be written with an "-h" at all times.
- This script's last spelling reform was in the year 700 AD, and is has not changing since, hence the strangeness in orthography for the literal transcription. For example, the literal transcription of the name of the script is Ćyaoiwrhn Ćyaoiwrh, and it is pronounced /kʰaːn kʰaː/
- It features “hard” vowels, which are /a/ /ɔ/ /u/ and “soft” vowels, which are /ɛ/ /i/ /ɪ/ /ə/. Depending on the vowel being “soft” or “hard”, the consonant will change its pronunciation.
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