Iltantukaisavuara   Iltantukaisavuara

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.

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Sample text

Sample text in Iltantukaisavuara


Wagayusiwade matasahrra ma edohvadamasehe (Tiwosuluh 1)
Mo rasie sah damasehe ukai sah osualsa swedohva elehtedeo. Sen egahnyei sah senlahase maimogohndeo, sah mo guehietoha ani swunumsel setegigorain.


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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