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This public article was written by 藤咲瑠奈, and last updated on 31 Oct 2019, 02:37.

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 Ame language is written in a logographic system, it is said that Menishini is the inventor of the writing system, but it is more likely that she was only a collector and systemizer of the writing system. The Ame script is usually written horizontally from left to right, or vertically from right to left.

Glyphs of the Ame logogram generally don't possess a phonetic element, which is comparable to the Tangut logogram; on the other hand, a significant proportion(but by no means most) of the Ame characters are pictographic, for example, the glyphs for sun, moon, air, etc. are pictographic, which is dissimilar to the Tangut logogram.

Below is the list of glyphs for the Ame script.

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Besides the logogram, there's also a syllabary derived from the logographic system; however, the Ame syllabary is only used in the following circumstances:

1. Proper nouns of foreign origin like foreign personal names and placenames.
2. Loanwords that has not been seen as an integral part of the Ame language. When a loanword becomes an integrated part of the Ame language, a glyph in the logogram is usually created fpr the word and the word is no longer written with the syllabary.
3. Books aiming for children or foreign learners of the Ame language, in this case, it is used as small, annotative glosses that are usually placed above or to the right of the glyphs of the logogram.

Below are the glyphs of the Ame syllabary:

- The "voicing" diacritics are used to indicate that the consonant is voiced, it changes /h/ to /b/, /t/ to /d/, /k/ to /g/, /s/ to /z/, /t͡ɕ/ tp /d͡ʑ/ and /ɕ/ to /ʑ/
- The "mutation" diacritics are used to indicate a "variant" of a given sound, usually used on syllables signs for syllables starting with /h/, it is used to transcript foreign words with /p/
- The "no vowel" diacritics are used on syllables signs for syllables whose vowel is /i/, it is used to indicate a single consonant.
- The repitition sign is used to indicate that the syllable is the same as the previous one.

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