Liyahu is con-script and language invented by Xay Voong during the
development of a role-playing video game. The core concepts are based
on the trinity entities mind, body, and soul. The philosophy is rational,
structural, straightforward, compact and concise.
- Type of writing system: alphabetic, with an optional set of characters for common words.
- Direction of writing: can be left to right, right to left, and top to bottom.
- Includes a set of characters for writing numerals.
- Used to write: the fictional language Liyahu, but can also approximate real-world languages including English and Chinese.
Letters and numbers are made of up three symbols - called vi -
positioned around the skeleton, or skel - called nga. (Note
the symbols may be color coded, but this is not necessary.)
Letters - called la - are written with mingavi (up skel) arranged either horizontally or vertically.
Note: Some Latin consonants are used as vowels when romanizing
Liyahu. These are q, j, c, and x. In other words, when you see these
letters, treat them as vowels. So in addition to the original a, e,
i, o, and u, there are nine vowels.
Khuvi (or three-symbols) represent common, useful, culture-independent words.
Numbers are written with vangavi (down skel). The empty vangavi is also used to represent zero.
Punctuation marks are written with parts of the ngavi called kc (sounds like cat without t) in any of the eight directions that it is turned. Up is mi, down is va, left is fq, right is pa.
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)
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