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On Teyarne Runes
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An explanation of the Teyarne runic system:
This public article was written by [Deactivated User], and last updated on 21 Nov 2016, 08:23.

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Teyarne runes were a writing system created kind-of by accident, which then became my inspiration for the Teyarne language, also (and more correctly) called ánþéŋgazdéir. They were simply a little project to see if I could actually make a workable writing system, and they seem to have worked well enough up until now.

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Okay, so let's get a few things sorted. When I refer to Teyarne in this article, I am referring to the runes. Teyarne is a similar device to the word 'Fuþark' or even the word 'Alphabet'. The first runes are 't' (t) or 'teskád', 'é' (é) or 'éðelíd, 'y' (y) or 'yórxes', 'á' (á) or 'árdes', 'r' (r) or 'rides', 'n' (n) or 'némís' and 'e' (e) or 'eskël', altogether making téyárne. The runes, of course, are named acrophonically, but they were also designed to look like things which begin with those sounds.

There are, in total, 37 runes, each with a different pronunciation, though some are variants of each other (a and á are the two variants of the original a rune, otherwise named 'antes'). Additionally, the runes all fit within a basic structure;



The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that it is 'antes' (a). This can be divided up further;



Now, this is the basic structure for rune building. There can be multiple structures within one rune, or there can be less than this. Every rune (barring the unusual ë) must have a nucleus, while the head and coda are mutually optional. Moreover, the head and coda can be extended to show sound length (a vs á) or as another distinguishing factor (k or 'k' vs s or 's').

As I alluded to earlier, multiple structures may work together. That produces some wide rues such as 'ŋ', which is made up of three structures back to back. In this position, the coda of the previous can double as the head of the next. Also, like I mentioned, the coda and head are mutually optional, meaning that one may exist without the other (see 'e' or 'p') but one of them must exist.

I will mention that this is the basic structure of a rune, but the font used for Teyarne on CWS is a little different. Notice how the crossbar on the diagram is lined up so that, if a coda and a head were to meet, then the lower bar of the nucleus would line up with the upper bar of the succeeding nucleus. However, as you may see on the 'i' rune, the angle of the writing has meant that it is impossible, and thus, the bars are averaged and placed in the centre of where they would normally appear.

History
Teyarne was not the first set of runes which I ever created. In fact, there is one set of runes which I created many years ago which I took a large amount of inspiration from when creating the Teyarne. This set of runes is called Abhzeni.

Abhzeni looks remarkably similar (save for the normalised middle bar of the nucleus and the fact that each rune runs onto the next, as well as the fact that it represents vowels above the preceding letter). However, it was scantily-made, and just fairly untidy generally. However, unlike Teyarne, it was designed with another uncompleted conlang in mind.

'This is Abhzeni' in Abhzeni runes.
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[link] [quote] [move] [edit] [del] 01-Dec-16 11:55 [Deactivated User]
Very cool script! I love the way it looks
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