Irathient Writing

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Irathient Writing

The Irathient writing system is a fully developed Abugida style writing system, where a character or glyph represents a consonant-vowel sequence as a single character. Irathient currently has approx. 480 glyphs.[1]

Irathient is read left to right (like English) and has 22 base consonant characters (each with 8 forms) and 7 vowel characters.[2]

The official font, which is not currently available for general use, involves the use of ligatures, where typing a second character may alter the first. It is in this way that the standard US keyboard can type out the numerous Castithan characters without having to drastically increase the number of keys available.

The e-book for iPad features a 'Translator', however it is actually not a translation but a simple font substitution. While it is not accurate for trying to translate words, it does let one view some of the Castithan, Irathient and Indogene characters. It does not use ligatures so the number of characters available is limited.

The individual characters in the grids below are fan crafted and will not exactly match the official font created by David Peterson. You can click each character for a larger version.

Numerals

Irathient Number - 1
1 - zema
Irathient Number - 2
2 - ekta
Irathient Number - 3
3 - kagne
Irathient Number - 4
4 - retha
Irathient Number - 5
5 - warte
Irathient Number - 6
6 - Unknown
Irathient Number - 7
7 - Unknown
Irathient Number - 8
8 - Unknown
Irathient Number - 9
9 - Unknown
Irathient Number - A
A - Unknown
Irathient Number - B
B - Unknown
Irathient Number - C
C - Unknown
Irathient Number - D
D - Unknown
Irathient Number - E
E - Unknown

F - Unknown

G - Unknown

H - Unknown

J - Unknown

K - Unknown
Irathient Number - 9
0 - kanu

Main Alphabet

Vowels

These vowels are in the correct alphabetical sequence for Irathient.

ə A E I U AI EI
Irathient Character - ə
ə
Irathient Character - A
A
Irathient Character - E
E
Irathient Character - I
I
Irathient Character - U
U
Irathient Character - AI
AI
Irathient Character - EI
EI

Consonants

Over time changes in speech have brought about the situation where there are now two S characters and two Z characters. In the past these were pronounced differently, however now they sound the same. Both characters are still used in spelling of Irathient words.

In Irathient the vowel precedes the consonant. In this chart from top to bottom the first column of consonants is in the correct alphabetical sequence for Irathient. The first column can be either just the consonant or ə consonant. There is no distinction which can cause some confusion with written Irathient if you are not familiar with the word.

a e i u ai ei
M
Irathient Character - M/ƏM
M/ƏM
Irathient Character - AM
AM
Irathient Character - EM
EM
Irathient Character - IM
IM
Irathient Character - UM
UM
Irathient Character - AIM
AIM
Irathient Character - EIM
EIM
B
Irathient Character - B/ƏB
B/ƏB
Irathient Character - AB
AB
Irathient Character - EB
EB
Irathient Character - IB
IB
Irathient Character - UB
UB
Irathient Character - AIB
AIB
Irathient Character - EIB
EIB
P
Irathient Character - P/ƏP
P/ƏP
Irathient Character - AP
AP
Irathient Character - EP
EP
Irathient Character - IP
IP
Irathient Character - UP
UP
Irathient Character - AIP
AIP
Irathient Character - EIP
EIP
F
Irathient Character - F/ƏF
F/ƏF
Irathient Character - AF
AF
Irathient Character - EF
EF
Irathient Character - IF
IF
Irathient Character - UF
UF
Irathient Character - AIF
AIF
Irathient Character - EIF
EIF
N
Irathient Character - N/ƏN
N/ƏN
Irathient Character - AN
AN
Irathient Character - EN
EN
Irathient Character - IN
IN
Irathient Character - UN
UN
Irathient Character - AIN
AIN
Irathient Character - EIN
EIN
D
Irathient Character - D/ƏD
D/ƏD
Irathient Character - AD
AD
Irathient Character - ED
ED
Irathient Character - ID
ID
Irathient Character - UD
UD
Irathient Character - AID
AID
Irathient Character - EID
EID
T
Irathient Character - T/ƏT
T/ƏT
Irathient Character - AT
AT
Irathient Character - ET
ET
Irathient Character - IT
IT
Irathient Character - UT
UT
Irathient Character - AIT
AIT
Irathient Character - EIT
EIT
S
Irathient Character - S/ƏS
S/ƏS
Irathient Character - AS
AS
Irathient Character - ES
ES
Irathient Character - IS
IS
Irathient Character - US
US
Irathient Character - AIS
AIS
Irathient Character - EIS
EIS
Z
Irathient Character - Z/ƏZ
Z/ƏZ
S
Irathient Character - S/ƏS
S/ƏS
Z
Irathient Character - Z/ƏZ
Z/ƏZ
Irathient Character - AZ
AZ
Irathient Character - EZ
EZ
Irathient Character - IZ
IZ
Irathient Character - UZ
UZ
Irathient Character - AIZ
AIZ
Irathient Character - EIZ
EIZ
TH
Irathient Character - TH/ƏTH
TH/ƏTH
Irathient Character - ATH
ATH
Irathient Character - ETH
ETH
Irathient Character - ITH
ITH
Irathient Character - UTH
UTH
Irathient Character - AITH
AITH
Irathient Character - EITH
EITH
NY
Irathient Character - NY/ƏNY
NY/ƏNY
GY
Irathient Character - GY/ƏGY
GY/ƏGY
SH
Irathient Character - SH/ƏSH
SH/ƏSH
NG
Irathient Character - NG/ƏNG
NG/ƏNG
Irathient Character - ANG
ANG
Irathient Character - ING
ING
G
Irathient Character - G/ƏG
G/ƏG
K
Irathient Character - K/ƏK
K/ƏK
Irathient Character - AK
AK
Irathient Character - EK
EK
Irathient Character - IK
IK
Irathient Character - UK
UK
Irathient Character - AIK
AIK
Irathient Character - EIK
EIK
H
Irathient Character - H/ƏH
H/ƏH
R
Irathient Character - R/ƏR
R/ƏR
Irathient Character - AR
AR
Irathient Character - ER
ER
Irathient Character - IR
IR
Irathient Character - UR
UR
Irathient Character - EIR
EIR
L
Irathient Character - L/ƏL
L/ƏL
Irathient Character - AL
AL
Irathient Character - EL
EL
Irathient Character - IL
IL
Irathient Character - UL
UL
W
Irathient Character - W/ƏW
W/ƏW
Irathient Character - AW
AW
Irathient Character - EW
EW
Irathient Character - IW
IW
Irathient Character - UW
UW
Irathient Character - EIW
EIW

Punctuation

Irathient Punctuation - Space
Space
This character represents a break between words. Unlike English which leaves a gap, Irathient has an actual character for it.
Irathient Punctuation - Stop
Stop
The stop is used at both the beginning and end of a sentence. It is a cluster of 4 dots.
Irathient Punctuation - Double Consonant
Double Consonant
This character indicates that the preceding consonant is to be pronounced twice.
Irathient Punctuation - Name
Name
This character can be used at the beginning of a word to indicate that the word is someones name.

External Links

References

  1. http://dedalvs.tumblr.com/post/68995980231/how-many-glyphs-are-in-the-each-of-the-defiance
  2. http://dedalvs.tumblr.com/post/84646975172/morning-im-trying-to-plan-my-next-embroidery-project