20/Mar/2021

20/Mar/2021

The ehrinaki writing system can be described as an alphabet but written as a bad abjad. It is written in three different ways.

different ways of the writing system

Traditional

Word: Bottom to top, Number: Top to bottom, Line: Left to right, Page: Bottom to top.

On the image, this way is written in dark green, with the final vowels as dark brown.

The original writing, before used for everything, now mainly for names, literature and art, but still accepted as a good use for anything for the historical significance and artistic style. This writing is based on the even older way of writing by carving on trees, so this one honors the tree structure in its design and way of reading.

Each word is a tree, with its root indicating the type of word, be it a normal word, a name or a number; The words are read top to bottom of the tree, when you finish a word/tree, the next one is written to the right of it with the roots on the same level, the next 'line' is above.
You write the consonants as branches or deformations on the trunk of the tree, the next consonant is written on the opposite side of the trunk, with the starting consonant being on the left, so the next is on the right, then left, and so on; Vowels are written on the other side of the trunk from the consonant that precedes it, to indicate that the consonant is after it (a VC syllable), use the invert marker, if the vowel is the final syllable, it is written as the 'top' of the 'tree'.

The punctuation (an addition after some time) is written as ground elements (rocks, flowers) following the line base to the roots.

The numbers, written on a tree with a number root, are read from top to bottom, with the decimal separator written with the tree, if the number is a position (1st, 2nd), you write the ΒΊ symbol at the bottom of the tree.

If a tree is too tall, you can split it into another tree by placing the 'word continues in next tree' marker at the top; A dash/'hyphen' is written as a noticeable section of the trunk with no branches or leaves, if the dash is at the top of the tree, it implies the word continues on the next tree.

Other writing systems (latin) are written on the ground line.

Traditional Horizontal

Word: Left to right, Number: Right to left, Line: Left to right, Page: Top to bottom

On the images, purple.

Created to fit more into the horizontal LtR writing introduced by the europeans, it's still the traditional way, but with the word trees rotated 90Β°, into a line, and lines following top to bottom.

Now used as the common way for writing documents, or anywhere where the traditional way wouldn't fit.

Simplified

Words: Left to right, Number: Left to right, Line: Left to right, Page: Top to bottom

On the images, blue.

Created a bit after the introduction of the printing press for accommodating the rigid and simple ways of the machines, this way is more related to the latin writing, dropping the traditional punctuation and using spaces, still using symbols from the traditional way as a base for the new ones that have a square footprint, and a completely different number set; One thing specific from the traditional method that was brought was the name root as a marking before names.

Today is is mainly used for short and small text sections, in conjunction with traditional horizontal.

The vowels are marked under the consonant, if it's a VC, they are written on top (flipped upside down), if the C in the VC is a 'h', squish it to fit the vowel in the square


Symbols of the writing system

The haiku already posted, but in the simplified way:

haiku

And a few more words to know:

  • dit - day (24 hour time)
  • tile - day (the ~12h period with sun)
  • tibao - night
  • senad - morning, early
  • sedin - afternoon/evening, late
  • sole - sun
  • lubao - moon
  • setres - star