Nirichaen is an alphabet designed by Pieter Rottiers during a very boring
day at school. It took him exactly two days to get it into its current form
and make a font for it. The name Nirichaen is a Dardanian
word and means ninety.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: English
- All the letters are losely based upon the latin alphabet, but they're
all rotated ninety degrees clockwise. So if you tilt your head to the right,
you can see the usual Latin characters, but slightly modified.
- Another special thing about Nirichaen is the use of so-called major
characters. As in the Latin alphabet, names of places, people, etc. begin with
a capital letter. Every word also ends in a major character, mainly out
of aesthetic care. The first word of a sentence however never obtains a
capital (unless of course it happens to be a proper name).
* This form is only used as a capital (i.e. at the beginning of a proper name).
At the end of a word the minor form is used.
Sample text in the Nirichaen alphabet
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)
Download an Nirichaen font
(TrueType format, 9K)
If you have any questions about the Nirichaen alphabet,
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