Orgom Silawa is a language and alphabet invented by Neal Wiley for his
own amusement and for artistic purposes (as well as an exercise in logic).
The alphabet is modeled (quite loosely) on the Glagolitic alphabet, used
for writing Old Slavonic.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
- Used to write: Orgom Silawa
- Each of the five vowels may be modified by a circular accent marker
which denotes a long vowel.
- Seven of the seventeen consonants may be modified by attaching a
'flag' to the right side of the letter. This denotes aspiration, as
in 's'-->'sh,' etc.
- There are no distinct capital forms, or punctuation, other than
a full stop.
Orgom Silawa alphabet
Orgom Silawa pronunciation
Mīnsh mastsh fōrthabeng vēkhsh kwe īsolūtsh
pāskrīnwash kwe nengwash. Ēdh adzōeng prōkimē
kwe dengkmaē, kwe kwāva ōshūwē ad ānādhar
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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