Vaelak is an alphabet created by Tony Pacheco to write
Enovael, the language of the people of Brendor in his fictional
world Majar. The lettering was originally inspired by
Tengwar, though after all its changes, most similarities
are now gone. The name Vaelak means "words" in Enovael.
The language is written in lines from left
to right with vowel diacritics being placed above the
consonant which precedes them. Because the Valak letters
were created after Enovael, all the letters are named
after words which begin with the same sound and many
letters were designed to look like those words as well.
For example the letter for N is called Neeklokt which is
Enovael for drake and Renta is harp.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
- Vowels are placed above the consonant which precedes them.
- When two vowels are beside one another the vowel carrier carries
the first vowel and the following consonant carries the second.
- The vowel carrier is also used for words which start with a
vowel but not for words which a just a vowel (such as the word "o" which is "to")
- Names have the namer mark added to the last consonant of a name.
- Since Enovael has it's own grammatical structure rules, translation
from other languages often requires a lot of changes to sentence structure and ordering.
Sample text in vaelek
Kor peltomwe shpo kor jinloe shpo katinme in estil, mesta eno
pelek kweageer. Talen'n shpo kenipt sarepi melo pelek alaswe,
shpo keposdae melo o w'hal melo, kelen pelen mak.
With freedom and with dignity and rights which are equal,
all men are made. Reason and the ability to think they are given,
and like bothers they to each other should be.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
in the way it would have to be worded for Enovael)
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