Greli Greli

Anthony Hilton invented Greli to write Lezuli as part of a larger world-con project underway since 2011. Greli translates to "writing system" (lit. "symbol-idea"); in its own context, it isn't a proper noun, but may be as the name of a conscript. Greli had several previous incarnations using triangles and Xs for the vowels with a variety of forms for consonants, but to present crosses and dots have shown the most advantage.

By design, Greli takes clay as its medium. To that extent, it is influenced by the concept of cuneiform writing, although no study of historical cuneiforms informed its development. Similarly, Hilton's notion that one might invent a language traces to For Lezuli in general, Wikipedia's IPA charts and recordings and's data and analyses were simply indispensible. The gmail address 831ACH would accept questions on topics related to the above.

Notable features

Greli alphabet

Greli alphabet

The character listed as " Tt:ʈ' " is a digraph but the first letter is never lower case. The apostrophe in the IPA is specifically IPA for an ejective, not anything else an apostrophe may indicate elsewhere.

Sample text (in English)

Sample text in Greli (in English)


Tchwu RaelHvosWuvaTtyo vwowta sasasaWuciczuc TacorrocRultyojli. Tchwu Ttup baj jrevyojPowu. Hrawu berlicic baj wu moBaj.


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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