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How to write it
This public article was written by nadiarwendt, and last updated on 16 May 2021, 18:58.


Current script

The most recent and up-to-date version of the alphabet as of May 2021:


NOTE: Font is not up-to-date to the latest graphic but the most basic info remains generally applicable.

Made in Glyphr Studio after converting scans of my handwriting to SVG in Inkscape.
Numerals, from 1-10:
100: =​
1000: +​
Optional 0: ~​

Period: .​
Quotation marks: [X]​
Letter doubler is a horizontal bar: aa​

And of course...
sh ch j s q g ŋ n m b l r h f ŧ t
a e i o u
A few of these, namely Q, M, L, T, E, I, O and U have changed.

ssh cch jj ss qq gg ŋŋ nn mm bb ll rr hh ff ŧŧ tt
ā ē ī ō ū

Example words:
It's written with no spaces and minimal punctuation.
Beginnings of sentences are marked with a .​
The written language can be read horizontally left to right (the most common), as well as right to left mirrored (backwards), vertically from top to bottom (rotated 90 degrees clockwise) or vertically from bottom to top (mirrored and rotated 90 degrees clockwise). The direction is ascertained by looking at the placement of the .​ marking the beginning of a sentence, as well as by the orientation of the letters.

For questions, the beginning of an interrogative sentence will be marked with a question mark INSTEAD of a diamond

The letter doubler becomes important for this reason--two consonants written in a row implies a word boundary.
Normally, something like eq'qi​ would be assumed to be two separate words: "eq qi."
Whereas "eqqi," as one word, would be eqqi​

Here is the name of one of my characters, written out with a sentence starter and name marks.
Mīgoshle Qela abō Sēmi-ab-Quannoqor
And of course you can see that little nn​ at the end there...
The name marker is used for proper names, important things as a way to draw attention, and that type of thing, usually framing the name fully and going between the individual words. I have it coded to the comma (,), interpunct (·) and @.

Example sentence:
"I speak English."
"eq seqaqa firōglosan."
Or if you want the quotation marks, .[eq​seqaqa​,firooglosan,]​
As you can see, the sentence starter goes before the opening quote mark.

Or a question in quotes:
note: i need to adjust this in the font
And without quotes:
Simply a phrase with a question mark at the beginning, indicating rising tone.
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