Elhanin was created by Heather Reyes in 2007. It was inspired by
Kapunuan and its method of creating consonants
by combining different parts of characters. Its name means "thorn" in
Heather's conlang Kulionth.
Type of writing system: alphabet
Direction of writing: top left to bottom right in rows going from right to left
Used to write: Kulionth
Each consonant is made up of two strokes. As the following charts show,
the horizontal stroke represents the consonant's degree of closure, and the
vertical stroke represents its place of articulation. These strokes are put
together differently depending on whether is consonant is voiced or unvoiced.
The vowels are written inside the consonants. If the vowel is spoken
before the consonant, it's connected to the left side of the consonant.
If it's pronounced after the consonant, it's connected to the right
side of the consonant. More than one vowel can written inside a consonant,
Alcairi i elataru arasatei eir. Ecolet i cirith alas tol as, i lei sarei tol soldeir.
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)