Elhanin   Elhanin

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.

Notable Features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: top left to bottom right in rows going from right to left
  • Used to write: Kulionth

Consonants

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.

Elhanin consonants

Voiced consonants

Elhanin voiced consonants

Unvoiced consonants

Elhanin unvoiced consonants

Vowels

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, if necessary.

Elhanin vowels

Sample text

Sample text in Elhanin

Transliteration

Alcairi i elataru arasatei eir. Ecolet i cirith alas tol as, i lei sarei tol soldeir.

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 this alphabet, you can contact Heather at: heather.reyes6@gmail.com

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