Cilthic was designed by Daniel S. Andersen, for use in a
fantasy world he is developing, called Sorukan. It is used to
write a constructed language, also called Cilthic, which is
spoken by over 20 million people in the Kainlo (Cínlo)
Empire, a fictional country in Sorukan.
Daniel invites all those with an interest in his constructed
world to learn more about it and visit his forum/website about
the world (see below).
- Cilthic is written left to right, like English
- Capital letters are used only to mark proper nouns and the
beginning of sentences.
- Punctuation marks are placed at the beginning of sentences.
- Some vowels in Cilthic have an alternative form: a diacritic
placed over the preceding consonant. Either the letter or
diacritic may be used, depending on the aesthetic decisions
of the writer.
- The punctuation mark labeled as "number marker" defines
a string of numbers, and must be placed preceding and following
the number string.
- Numbers are displayed in base-12. The ones place is leftmost,
followed by the twelves place, then the 144s place, etc. Thus,
the order of the numbers is reverse that of English.
- The symbol labeled as (12) is a special symbol for the number
twelve, never used in conjunction with other numbers over twelve.
More commonly, twelve is written as  (0 ones and 1 twelve).
Sample text in Cilthic
Silië vos cierär e mätris mer ivädahir e
catria. Hër tyärmë heuelier mer silrë
e measirrë e hëu merevielax mäna mer azmerärë.
Hear Daniel reading this text
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)
The Sorukan Project - official site of Sorukan
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