Rikchik, the creation of Denis Moskowitz, is the logographic
writing system of alien creatures who use some of their tentacles
to sign their language, which is also known as Rikchik.
- Used to write: Rikchik
- Direction of writing: left to right in vertical columns.
- A Rikchik word is made up of four parts:
- the central Morpheme
- the left Aspect
- the upper Relation
- the right Collector
The colors are provided for learning purposes and are not generally part of the language.
- The Morpheme indicates the general meaning of the word.
- The Aspect indicates a sub-meaning
of the word. It looks like a "part of speech" but it isn't, quite.
- The Name or N aspect is used for names and compound words. In a name,
every word in the name takes the N aspect. In a compound word, all
the words above the base word take the N aspect.
- The Relation indicates how this word
relates to the word that collects it. It's kind of akin to "part of
speech" or "case".
- The Collector indicates how many previously
uncollected words this word collects. If you imagine the rikchik sentence
as a tree structure, the collector is the number of branches above this node.
Collectors go from 0 to 7, plus the archaic "scholastic" collector.
Rikchik writing system
Sample text in Rikchik
All rikchiks are, from birth, without a leader and equal
in gifts of doing and potential happiness. They can think and can
choose between happiness and sadness. Let them act upon each other in
a siblingly manner.
A Rikchik version of article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
More information about the Rikchiks and their language
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