Lintlik was developed by Linus Lee in his sophomore year of high school while looking for a more natural way to express logical statements (in the mathematical sense). Originally designed in conjunction with a language of the same name, Lintlik can be used to write English, German, and Latin as well, and can easily be adopted for other latin alphabet-based language using diacritics. The script is designed so that the pen moves fluidly down the paper with minimal pausing or delay, and is designed around the relationships between lines rather than the relative size and lengths of lines so that distortions in the letters' shapes cannot change their meaning.
The Lintlik alphabet is based on a small set of key vowel and consonant phonemes: a, short e, short i, long i (ee), long o, short u, long u for vowels, and s, t, f, k, p, l, m, sh, ch, th for consonants. A "weak" sound is then associated with each of those dominant consonant sounds. In addition, many letters have a beginning form and an ending form. These are all shown in the chart below: the first row is dominant, the second is weak, and the third is vowels, except for "th" and "r", which are neutral consonants, neither dominant nor weak.
Lintlik also has its set of diacritical marks and punctuation. For example, the German Umlaut (as in ä, ö, and ü) are expressed with double dot to the right of the letter, and any double consonants (two consonants in a row) are written with the consonant written one time, with a single dot to its right (example here being the double S).
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