Liyahu    Liyahu

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.

Notable features

  • 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.

Character Composition

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.)

Liyahu character composition

Liyahu alphabet

Letters - called la - are written with mingavi (up skel) arranged either horizontally or vertically.


Liyahu vowels

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.


Liyahu consonants


Khuvi (or three-symbols) represent common, useful, culture-independent words.

Liyahu three-symbols


Numbers are written with vangavi (down skel). The empty vangavi is also used to represent zero.

Liyahu numbers


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.

Liyahu punctuation

Sample text

Sample text in Liyahu


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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