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Laefevian Scripts: Saosién
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Explanation of the most frequent script used to write Laefêvëši.
This public article was written by Ashucky, and last updated on 22 Aug 2017, 00:48.

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1. Etymology
2. General overview
3. Example text
4. Vertical scripts
5. Vowels
6. Consonants
7. Ligatures
8. Numbers
9. Punctuation and other symbols

Laefêvëši has several native scripts. There are two vertical and one horizontal script. They are all written in the left-to-right direction. One of the vertical scripts is known as eamsién Eamsién or "stone writing", and the other is known as aoisién Aoisién or "rain writing" (literally "drop writing"). This article presents and explains the third, horizontal script, known as saosién Saosién or "leaf writing".

[top]Etymology

The name of the script is Saosién, which is derived from the word saó saó "leaf" and the root sié(n)- sié(n)- "write". The script is named that way because it is a script that is intended to be written on paper, in opposition to eamsién, which is intended to be written in stone (hence the name).

[top]General overview

Similar to the Latin script, Saosién consists of two forms of characters: majuscule or uppercase letters, known as wársaosién wársaosién, and minuscule or lowercase letters, known as túaṡaosién túassaosién. However, the use of the uppercase letters is not obligatory. It is possible and acceptable to use only the lowercase letters (the two vertical scripts have no uppercase letters whatsoever). Nonetheless, the uppercase letters are still often used. This article presents both letter cases.

Typologically, Saosién is a full alphabet, with separate letters for consonants and vowels alike. The script has modified letters for long consonants and stressed vowel. Since Laefêvëši allows only a limited number of consonant clusters, many of these have ligatures for easier writing.

[top]Example text

Váir ňá ȟáḳej nyjáṫais u lĕta póṿaloṫóṡa, váĺade saôhas káḷasujr, kaḻáikić úṅas ƕǿšøn. Lés ï ás jøčéiḷas wináda, líđaf lésiḷo saṭéafa gvéḷos, séđ gveṫéṅaiṡe, éiiéđa hĵáṅøs. Póviḩás alĕt léj ás, māida eróde ejḫéṫais, ʒátiḩás tús léj ás, onóteu eróde ejḫéṫais. Nêjs túṡë, hĵáṅahas alĕt, áoman maìṫahasem éamanan, mān yṁìḷalhas sǐnida, seđeþáik uṅéḷalhas kĵón. Lišán áḷana si šiánisila áœðyĵda lin íæsila kóieróda!

Váir njá htákkej nyjáttais u lĕta póvvalottóssa, váltade saôhas kállasujr, kalváikint únnas ƕǿšøn. Lés i ás jøčéillas wináda, líndaf lésillo satvéafa gvéllos, sénd gvetténnaisse, éiiénda hjánnøs. Póvihkás alĕt léj ás, mâida eróde ejhvéttais, ʒátihkás tús léj ás, onóteu eróde ejhvéttais. Nêjs tússë, hjánnahas alĕt, áoman maíttahasem éamanan, mân ymmíllalhas sînida, sendeþáik unnéllalhas kjón. Lišán állana si šiánisila áœðyjda lin íæsila kóieróda!

[top]Vertical scripts

A different example text in the two vertical scripts (same text in both):

Eamsién (stone writing):


Aoisién (rain writing):


[top]Vowels

There are 10 unique vowel letters, with one variant letter. In addition, there are 13 modified letters, with another 2 as variants.

SaosiénLatinIPANotes
AaAa/a/
ÁáÁá/a:/
ĀāÂâ/au̯/
EeEe/e/
ÉéÉé/e:/
ĒēĒē/ɛ/
ÊêÊê/ɛ:/
ËëËë/ə/
ĔĕĔĕ/ə:/
IiIi/i/
ÍíÍí/i:/
ĪīÎî/ei̯/
OoOo/o/
ÓóÓó/o:/
ŌōŌō/ɔ/
ÔôÔô/ɔ:/
ØøØø/ø/
ǾǿǾǿ/ø:/
UuUu/u/
ÚúÚú/u:/
ŪūÛû/ui̯/
YyYy/y/
ÝýÝý/y:/


[top]Consonants

There are 28 unique consonant letters, with one variant. In addition, there 17 extended letters for the long/geminate consonants.

SaosiénLatinIPANotes
BbBb/b/ [b~p]
Bbbb/b:/geminate
CcCc/t͡s/
ČčČč/t͡ɕ/
DdDd/d/ [d~t]
Dddd/d:/geminate
ƷʒƷʒ/d͡z/
ǮǯǮǯ/d͡ʑ/
FfFf/f/
Ffff/f:/geminate
GgGg/g/ [g~k]
ĠġGggg/g:/geminate
XxXx/ɣ/ [ɣ~x]
HhHh/x/
Hhhh/x:/geminate
JJJj/j/
Ĵĵvariant
KkKk/k/
Kkkk/k:/geminate
LlLl/l/
Llll/l:/geminate
ĽľLjlj/ʎ/
MmMm/m/
Mmmm/m:/geminate
NnNn/n/
Nnnn/n:/geminate
ŊŋŊŋ/ŋ/
ŇňNjnj/ɲ/
PpPp/p/
Pppp/p:/geminate
RrRr/ɾ/
Rrrr/r/(geminate)
SsSs/s/
SSs/s:/geminate
ŠšŠš/ʃ/
ÞþÞþ/θ/
Þþþþ/θ:/geminate
TtTt/t/
Ttt/t:/geminate
VvVv/ʋ/ [ʋ~f]
ṿVvvv/ʋ:/ [v:]geminate
WwWw/w/
ZzZz/z/
ŻżZzzz/z:/geminate
ŽžŽž/ʒ/
ÐðÐð/ð/
Ðððð/ð:/


[top]Ligatures

There are 2 vowel ligatures and 25 consonant ligatures.

SaosiénLatinIPANotes
ÆæAe/Æae/æ/a.e/can be written as a ligature in Latin as well
ŒœOe/Œoe/œ/o.e/
Hbhb/xp/ [xp~hp~ʰp]
Hdhd/xt/ [xt~ht~ʰt]
Hghg/xk/ [xk~hk~ʰk]
Hkhk/xk/
Hphp/xp/
ȞȟHtht/xt/
Hvhv/xʋ/
KlķKlkl/kl/
ǨǩKsks/ks/
Kvkv/kʋ/
ĹĺLtlt/lt/
Lvlv/lʋ/
ĐđNdnd/nd/ [nd~nt]
ǦǧNgng/ng/ [ŋg~ŋk]
Nlnl/nl/
ŃńNsns/ns/
ĆćNtnt/nt/
ŅņNvnv/nʋ/
ŚśSksk/sk/
Stst/st/
Tktk/tk/
ŢţTltl/tl/
Tvtv/tʋ/
ĻļVlvl/ʋl/
ŘřVrvr/ʋɾ/


[top]Numbers

Saosién 0123456789£
Latin 012345678910

Note: The glyph for number 10 is a special character with restricted use, eg. on playing cards.

[top]Punctuation and other symbols

Full stop.
Comma,
Colon:
Semi-colon;
Question mark?
Exclamation mark!
Brackets( )
Quotation marks""
Ampersand&
Sênam sign (currency)ß
Cent sign (currency)ȼ
At-sign (@)@


Comments (8)
[link] [quote] 24-Apr-17 21:06
High Council of CWS
Staff of CWS
 Ashucky [ADMIN]
Quite possibly, yeah, I've added a few new ligatures since the the last update here. I should probably fix that soon. Thanks for pointing it out! :)
[link] [quote] 24-Apr-17 20:55
űUraLangs
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 Echethesi
Am I correct in noticing some vowel ligatures used in the example text that are not included in the charts below?
[link] [quote] 02-Aug-16 19:25
Conlanger
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 MorsInvicta
All these scripts are incredible. Excellent work.
[link] [quote] 30-Dec-15 06:36
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 TayAyaseIsMySis
hello :)

Sorry for asking, but can I know more about the Eamsién script? :)
[link] [quote] 20-Oct-15 02:27
Conlanger
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 ShayminLover
This is a great script!

10/10!
[link] [quote] 17-Sep-15 18:18
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 Brahhium
Coca-Cola Laefeveši
[link] [quote] 17-Sep-15 18:03
Triangulari
huþ bedə̄nkuþ
 alynnidalar
i cannot get over how gorgeous the cursive script is

<3 <3 <3
[link] [quote] 05-Jun-15 04:20
Isolators
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 hihiuk123
I really like the connective properties of the vertical variants of you conscript! Reminds me (obviously) of handwritting with the latin alphabet, but you've managed to give it a cleaner and smoother look. Thumbs up!
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