Ajan

Ajan

Ajan is an abjad used to represent the Qatama language. Ajan and the Qatama conlang were invented by Carl Buck for use in his conworld, Qatama. It was created as an alternative to the alphabet Moj.

Notable features

  • Ajan is written vertically, in columns running from left to right.
  • The word 'ajan' not only refers to the script but also means "a tied rope, or knot" in Qatama - referring to the appearance of the words.
  • Ajan contains 15 consonants, two vowel markers and three vowel diacritics.

Ajan abjad

Ajan abjad

Notes

  • Full vowel indication (vocalization) can be added, usually by means of diacritics, but this is not common.
  • The script can also be written horizontally, but this is only done to save space.
  • There is no punctuation used in Qatama, pauses, stops and questions are understood through the use of context and particles.
  • Most often the vowels are not marked, the single diagonal mark is used to show that a vowel begins or ends the word, and is also used to connect graphemes that otherwise would not connect based on the normal methods of connecting.

Sample text in Ajan

Sample text in Ajan

If you have any questions about Ajan, you can contact Carl at: cfbuckjr[at]gmail[dot]com

Writing systems by Carl Buck

Ajan, Ecta, Eshta, Kala, Kitse, Moj, Naua, Pesato, Uyata, Zhongyinzi

Other constructed scripts for constructed languages