The Shirn Brádulë script was invented by Pieter Rottiers
for his upcoming fantasy cycle "War of Blood and Darkness". It is part
of a quite extensive world building project involving several languages,
a series of very detailed maps and a ton of description. For his languages
Pieter also developed several scripts. This one is used in the region
called Gaendyr, and is used to depict Gendric, the local language, and
a variety of languages from neighbouring regions. Shirn Brádulë
is a Gendric expression and means "Hand of the freelord", named that
way since the writing system was established by the freelord of Ganador,
the major city in Gaendyr.
- Type of writing system: abjad, with vowels indicated by diacritics, which are usually ommitted in everyday writing
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Plosives and fricatives are aranged in groups of four. The voiceless plosive provides the basic shape. It has nothing but straight lines and does not extend below the base line. Adding a descender to the first vertical stroke turns the letter into a fricative, and adding a curl to that same vertical stroke (a small curl if ) turns it into a voiced consonant. So adding a curl and a descender will turn a /p/ into a /v/, an /s/ into a /ʒ/ etc.
- Sonorants are arranged in groups of two (r, l) or three (w, j, h and n, m, ng) with the last vertical stroke being extended for their respective variations.
Shirn Brádulë script
Download an alphabet chart for Shirn Brádulë (Excel)
Sample texts Naeric
Rwn dhar miraeldad sálarril wi ágirril órnilshinde wi dhárcharde. Aldcar naeld gadil henwil wi cinsen, wi taeldor erin ensarcel bárinde nwmarsiin.
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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Sample texts from Pieter's novel (in Gendric)
Sample text in Latin
Download a font for Shirn Brádulë (TrueType format, 18K)
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