Ciijan alphabet was invented by Christian Meredith as an alternative
alphabet for English. The letter styles were inspired by the Armenian,
Nuskha-Khucuri (Georgian) and Amharic (Ethiopian) alphabets, while the
inspiration for the actual letter shapes comes from cursive Russian,
cursive Latin and Greek, and the vowel system was inspired from Hebrew
- Type of script: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: English, and also Dutch or Italian
- The letters are divided into groups depending on how the sound is made
(for example, 'a', 'o', 'u' and 'w' look vaguely similar, and the same applies
for the 'h' group (h, k, q, g, x) and the 'm' group (m, p, b).
- For the most part, vowels are differentiated by using dashes above or
below the letter, similar to Hebrew nikkud. And, like nikkud, they can be
omitted while still being moderately comprehensible (e.g. 'to' and 'ta' look
identical without the marks, but it can be deducted that 'to' is the correct word).
New Ceigean alphabet
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If you have any questions about the New Ceigean alphabet, you can contact
Christian at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also by Christian Meredith:
Other constructed scripts for English
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