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Laefevian Scripts: Aoisién
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Overview of the most common vertical script used to write Laefêvëši.
This public article was written by Ashucky, and last updated on 30 Jun 2017, 22:25.

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1. Etymology
2. General overview
3. Example text
4. Vowels
5. Consonants
6. Special ligatures

 Laefêvëši has several native scripts. There are two vertical and one horizontal script. They are all written in the left-to-right direction. The horizontal script is known as saosién Saosién or "leaf writing". One of the vertical scripts is known as eamsién Eamsién or "stone writing". This article deals with the most commonly used vertical script, known as áoisieṇ Aoisién or "rain writing" (literally "drop writing")

[top]Etymology

The name of the script is Aoisién, which is derived from the word aói aói "(rain)drop" and the root sié(n)- sié(n)- "write". The script is so named because of its appearance.

[top]General overview

Aoisién is a full alphabet with separate letters for consonants and vowels. Contrary to the horizontal script (Saosién), however , Aoisién does not have uppercase and lowercase letters. Instead of that, its letters change shape depending on the relative position within a word. A single letter can have up to four letterforms: initial, medial, final, and isolated. Isolated letterforms are limited to vowels only, and not every consonant has a final form either (because some of them do not occur word-finally natively).

Unlike the horizontal script, Aoisién does not distinguish between stressed or long vowels and short vowels. There are also some ligatures.

[top]Example text


ḿikritaoṭ áḻatukî ļî ṕijoruî ḣinrorisikâ,
ṡkjūṇ, ļæfēvittilâ ṡaiḏeaƒ, ýndituąrâ,
ǒĺağuarâ ļî ṕiĥağuâ ṽinvaviɉ ļæfēviŧidê
śantykŷ ṅyntyšanisilâ ṡaiḏeašanisilâ
íĝinisilâ ṡykyntisilâ ṅihvalisilâ,
ļî ṅąḻaskviɉ ņīšaiƈinɦhąsî ṡēƙēnseû, ǰubedâ,
ḟaisinseû, ḿaikineû, ḟjêleû ļiṇ íģōḏeû,
ļî ǚaŧeaviɉ ývyneû, ývyḏţonteû ļî
ṡøvøvoðeû ļatvikû, ļî ḣkyğuâ ĵubindadâ
ļiṇ ėƙoltindadâ ĵubisanøfeû ļî ṡaiḏeanɮfeû,
ṕoikû ḿoeuŧô, ḿijuntuŧô ļî ṽeŧorĕ ĵunteansɦleû.


[top]Vowels

IsolatedInitialMedialFinalTranscriptionNotes
LaefLatin
àɐáɑaɒâɓa, áa, áBase forms.
åąãVariant forms.
ȧǎāăā, àā, â
èɔéɕeɖêɗe, ée, é
ėɘěəēɚɛē, êē, ê
ɜȩɝëɞĕɟë, ĕë, ĕ
ìɠíɡiɢîɣi, íi, í
ĩǐīī, èī, î
òɤóɥoɦôɧo, óo, ó
ȯɨǒɩōɪɫō, ôō, ô
õɬǿɭøɮŏɯø, ǿø, ǿ
ùɲúɲuɳûɴu, úu, ú
ũǔūū, ùū, û
ɵýɶyɷŷɸy, ýy, ý
ǣǽæäæ, áe, aéæ, ae, áe, aéLigature.


[top]Consonants

Consonants do not have isolated forms, some of the consonants also lack a final form. Some consonants also have a special geminate medial form.

InitialMedialFinalTranscriptionNotes
SingleDoubleLaefLatin
bƀb, ḃb, bb
ċccc
çččč
ćʒʒʒ
đǯǯǯ
dďd, ḋd, dd
fƿƒf, ḟf, ff
ġgģg, ġg, gg
xxx
hĥh, ḣh, hh
ħƕƕƕ
ĵjɉjj
ǰVariant
ķkƙk, ḳk, kk
ļlĺl, ḷl, ll
łľVariant
ľlj
Variant
ḿmĝm, ṁm, mm
Variant
nğn, ṅn, nn
ńŋňŋŋ
ņñňnj
pƥp, ṗp, pp
rŕr, ṙr, rr
sţs, ṡs, ss
šššš
śVariant
ŝþťþ, ẇþ, þþ
tŧt, ṫt, tt
vŭṿv, ṿv, vv
ŵVariant
www
żzƈz, żz, zz
źžžž
ðơð, ẋð, ðð


[top]Special ligatures

IsolatedInitialMedialFinalTranscriptionNotes
LaefLatin
st
ǘǚǜǖveve


Comments (2)
[link] [quote] 20-Aug-17 16:32
High Council of CWS
Staff of CWS
 Ashucky [ADMIN]  
@tuštæk Yes, I am making a font for it (slowly) but eventually I will make an article on that script as well.
[link] [quote] 18-Aug-17 01:38
Conlanger
CWS Conlanger
 tuštæk
will you ever do an article on the stone writing (Eamsién script)? it looks pretty cool.
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