Bel'Arian is yet another alphabet created by the people in Dardaniell,
the fictional world invented by Pieter Rottiers. It's a Dardanian
word and means Silver Sea, named that way because at the time of its
appearence it was a far more fluent way of writing than most earlier
alphabets (such as Ancient Runes, Dhingion Niginair
and quite a bit broader too (it doesn't use diacritics for the vowels).
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Dardain
- The form of the letters depends on it's voicing. Voiceless
characters have only the primal form, voiced ones also receive a
lhaif, a bow that indicates voice. That lhaif also is the symbol
used for the h. Sonorants (j, l, r, h, m, n, ŋ, w) don't follow
- There are no distinct capitals in Bel'Arian. At the beginning of a paragraph though, the first letter is often written (substantially) larger.
As numerals in Bel'Arian other characters are used. To distinguish them
from the actual characters, they are always given a penan, a letter sign.
The characters that are used are h, i, u, o, a, c, f, m, j, e. All of them
are small, short characters, suitable for penanisation.
Sample texts in the Bel'Arian alphabet
Jezintar, dwynar bhfrebrinain mus'petrisil dhingir gcathic chiniat
a'sorônn hornîl ervinair.
Jezintar, the thief of the most feared examination speaks tempting words
to the dignified beggar's daughter.
This is a pangram in the Dardain language: it contains all letters of the alphabet
run'daerir saran hwi saiar in hornilîn hwi darcharîr
nasil simoriat. Tharen hanwil hwi gcinsaen danwil ennoriat,
hwi thare in sinhir bhfaridhinain thar araliniar turoriat.
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)
Longer sample text (Tower of Babel)
Download a Bel'Arian font
(TrueType format, 11K)
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