Iltantukaisavuara is a syllabary for the conlang, Iltantu,
that has been in development by Joseph S. Harvey since early
2008. The name itself is a prime example of how words, especially
names, are formed in Iltantu. "Iltantukaisavuara" is a heavily
compounded word which can be broken down into many roots, the
two main ones being: Iltantu [the name of the language,
meaning 'the language of the valley'], and Kaisavuara
[the name for a "writing system" of a langauge meaning
'Everlasting' or 'Neverfading'].
The current forms of the characters are designed to be simple,
and nonconflicting with each other while also using the fewest
pen/brush strokes for each character (the most being 4) while
also giving a style and fluidity of it's own.
Iltantukaisavuara is normally written horizontally, from
left to right. Although lately Joseph has found a nice flow
with the letters to write it vertically from top to bottom in
columns and then left to right. When written like this, he heavily
flows the letters together into (mostly) a single line, usually with
a calligraphy pen.
There are only 86 characters used, including syllables,
final consonants, vowel modifiers, and punctuation. 80 being
full syllables, 4 final consonants, 1 punctuation mark, and
1 vowel modifier which marks length.
- Type of writing system: syllabary
- Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines, or
left to right in vertical columns
- Used to write: Iltantu (a conlang)
- Long vowels are marked by an h: ah [aː], ih [iː], eh [eː], oh [oː], uh [uː]
- Diphthongs are as follows: ai [ai], ei [eːi], oi [oi], ao/au [au], eo [œ, ø, ʏ]
- l, r, m and n can be used as final consonants
Wagayusiwade matasahrra ma edohvadamasehe (Tiwosuluh 1)
Mo rasie sah damasehe ukai sah osualsa swedohva elehtedeo. Sen
egahnyei sah senlahase maimogohndeo, sah mo guehietoha ani
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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