Kitse is a simple abugida, stylized to resemble many Brahmic scripts, and invented by Carl Buck. It is used to write the personal conlang Kala. "kitse" means to scribble, scrawl or graffiti in Kala. It was inspired by Ian James' Norstrilian script.
- Type of writing system: abugida / consonant alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Number of symbols: 14 consonants and one vowel carrier, 6 vowel diacritics and 2 special characters that show labialization and palatalization
- The consonants were selected to be slightly featural, meaning that the plosives are similar, as are the nasals, etc.
The "e" is the inherent vowel in all of the syllables. The last character is the vowel carrier.
In the vowel chart, the labialization and palatalization symbols are shown on the vowel carriers. They resemble a backwards and a forwards "c" respectively.
These marks include the nasalization maerk, the de-vowelizer, and a special syllable nke, which is only used to negate certain verbs.
Sample text in Kitse
te kyopo tayo omok | nya hina noyampe of fear
2sg.poss think-neg | for here happy-LIM
don't think about all those things you fear | just be glad to be here
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Writing systems by Carl Buck
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