Naua is a cursive or connective syllabic alphabet invented by Carl Buck and used to write Kala, a conlang also invented by Carl Buck. Naua is the primary script for Kala and is adapted from Ajan, which was originally created around 2002 and inspired by Nüshu.
Where ~ appears, it indicates free variation between phonemes.
The conventional link between glyphs does not always occur. There are eight constructions which use the koli to link glyphs that do not fit together in the standard way. When writing a word that begins with a vowel glyph that is followed by a na or nya, a koli is used instead of the zero consonant symbol. This is the only occasion that a koli will be marked with a vowel diacritic.
kua tlana tsiya ma'a katsi ma kueli itlo nasa.
kam tlitsi ma toya yoha ma kanku ma'a tsaku te takun ketahe
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)
If you have any questions about Naua, you can contact Carl at: cfbuckjr[at]gmail[dot]com
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