Rikchik, the creation of Denis Moskowitz, is the logographic
writing system of alien creatures who use some of their tentacles
to sign their language, which is also known as Rikchik.
Used to write: Rikchik
Direction of writing: left to right in vertical columns.
A Rikchik word is made up of four parts:
- the central Morpheme
- the left Aspect
- the upper Relation
- the right Collector
The colors are provided for learning purposes and are not generally part of the language.
The Morpheme indicates the general meaning of the word.
The Aspect indicates a sub-meaning
of the word. It looks like a "part of speech" but it isn't, quite.
The Name or N aspect is used for names and compound words. In a name,
every word in the name takes the N aspect. In a compound word, all
the words above the base word take the N aspect.
The Relation indicates how this word
relates to the word that collects it. It's kind of akin to "part of
speech" or "case".
The Collector indicates how many previously
uncollected words this word collects. If you imagine the rikchik sentence
as a tree structure, the collector is the number of branches above this node.
Collectors go from 0 to 7, plus the archaic "scholastic" collector.
Rikchik writing system
Sample text in Rikchik
All rikchiks are, from birth, without a leader and equal
in gifts of doing and potential happiness. They can think and can
choose between happiness and sadness. Let them act upon each other in
a siblingly manner. A Rikchik version of article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights