Zhelniv    Zhelniv

Zhelniv was invented by Tanis Kint as a script for his conlang by the same name. It was inspired by Tengwar and Arabic, though resembles neither.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet.
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines.
  • Used to write: Zhelniv
  • Vowels are written with diacritics that appear above the consonant that precede them in CVC syllables, or above a place-holder in VC syllables. In syllables consisting of one vowel, the diacritics are written over a vowel holder.
  • Consonants have initial, final and isolated forms. The initial forms are used as the first consonant in CVC syllables, whie the final forms appear as the final consonant in CVC and VC syllables.



Sample text

Sample text in Zhelniv


zhenarbi nile a kath lavam a daki mizhrë ëlezzhë an. thëkeze kanda a ilam lab i zhëkdika ëther kath limna ki kelthiza.


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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