The Skaraaskrít script was invented by Kris Green to write his fictional
language, Drakanian. It can also be used to write English, despite having
- Type of writing system: Abjad/Alphabet - vowels are mainly written as diacritics, but can exist as separate characters
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Drakanian, although English is also possible
- Vowels are written as diacritics on the top left of the character, but can exist on their own when used in a diphthong or double vowel sound
- Number of letters: 16 consonants and 9 vowels
- There are 4 'vocal pairs', i.e. consonant characters that have a voiced/unvoiced counterpart
- A marker on the top right of a character voices an unvoiced consonant and vice versa
- Punctuation goes below the last character of a word
- There are no spaces between words, a marker below the last character of a word is used instead
- For "th", "sh" and "zh" the 'h' character is written as a diacritic
- A 'h' at the end of a word is pronounced like a Russian 'x'
- The character for 'n' is an 'm' with a vocal change marker. However, they are not actually a vocal pair.
In the Drakanian Language foreign words are written in their own alphabet
and followed by 'kezen' to show that they are not Drakanian words. Foreign
phrases start with 'kothta' and end with 'kezen'. Skaraaskrít uses a
Sample text in Drakanian
All’r menzatae ehrta sakrad libreít unt ekal ín vodfas unt dågt. T’kehrta fåstor híab zhalat unt menstør unt åsht gilvøt aulíka itzvadshín ín reíkhel de etzíota.
All Sentients 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.
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