Areil Cirith is an alphabet created by Heather Reyes in 2006. She designed
the alphabet as a means of writing her conlang, Kulionth. It was originally
inspired by Tolkien's Tengwar, but does not much resemble Tengwar in its
present form. The script was designed to look flowing and elegant, while
still being practical to write.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Kulionth (conlang)
- Vowels are diacritics which are written over the consonants
that precede them
- When a word begins with a vowel, or when there are two vowels
in a row, a vowel holder is used
- The order of the consonants is based on the degree of closure.
For example, the first set of consonants are stops, the second and
third sets are fricatives, and the fourth set is made up of approximants.
- There are special letters for "en" and "eth," the Kulionth words
for "a" and "the".
Areil Cirith alphabet
Sample text in the Areil Cirith alphabet
Sample text in the Areil Cirith alphabet and the Kulionth language
Alcairi i elataru arasatei eir. Ecolet i cirith alas tol as, i lei sarei tol soldier.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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