Cwirhald   Cwirhald

Cwirhald is yet another alphabet created by the people in Dardaniell, the fictional world invented by Pieter Rottiers. Cwirhald is a Dardain word meaning Hand of the king, since it is the writing system introduced by King Dhincarian himself, though it is believed the actual inventor of the script was his royal advisor, Waeleryn. The biggest difference between Cwirhald and most of the ancient scripts is that it is an alphabet in the true meaning of the word, with separate vowel signs instead of diacritics.

Cwirhald alphabet

Hard consonants: plosives and fricatives

Like Sadhain, Cwirhald uses only four basic forms to cover this section of the alphabet.

Cwirhald hard consonants: plosives and fricatives

Soft consonants: sonorants

Sonorants are those consonants that are voiced and can never be made voiceless, and that can be produced continuously at the same pitch. In Cwirhald these are separated in four subgroups: nasals (m, n and ŋ), liquids (l and r), semi-vowels (j and w) and the h.

Cwirhald soft consonants: sonorants

Vowels

Cwirhald vowels

Punctuation

Cwirhald punctuation

Sample text

Sample text in Cwirhald

Transliteration

run'derion saran hwi shaiar in hornilen hwi ddarcharar nasil simoriat. Tharen hanwil hwi chinsen danwil noriat, hwi 'hare in sinhir bhfariddinain dthar araliniar dturoriat.

Translation

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)

If you have any questions about the Cwirhald alphabet, you can contact Pieter Rottiers at: Pieter Rottiers' email

Other scripts invented by Pieter Rottiers

Bel'Arian, Cwirhald, Dhingion Niginair, Gorwelion, Nirichaen, Sadhain

Other constructed scripts