Katemayar was created by Bryson Schnaitmann for use with his constructed language, Kynaatt. It was heavily inspired by Atemayar Qelisayér, Armenian and Georgian alphabets.
Kynaatt is a constructed analytic and agglutinative language of the Kyna-Mijriian language family and is intended for general use. Several books are being translated into it, and it has an inventory of over 1800 root words, and well over 4000 words created using suffixes in addition to those. It is a simple CVC/CCVCC language (there are very few and rare examples of CCCVCCC) with root words rarely exceeding two syllables and virtually never exceeding three. It is a unique language in that it has both a high consonant and high vowel presence found in the script.
Type of writing: alphabetic
Direction of writing: left to right (lines running top to bottom) or rarely top to bottom (lines running left to right)
Used to write: Kynaatt (could be used to write other languages)
Katemayar was inspired by: 1) Atemayar Qelisayér — A, Á, E, Ẽ, Ỹ, Ã, K, Ŋ, Ź, Z, Ń, T, D, N, P, M, Y, L, H; 2) Eriseci — Ŕ, B, R; 3) Armenian — G, X, X́, F; 4) Georgian (Mkhedruli, Asomtavruli, Nuskhuri) — Ú, U, Ũ, O, Õ, Ó; 5) Original or Combined Influences — Ý, I, Ć, C, V, W, Ś, S
Kynaatt has four extra diphthongs written with two characters: Uo, Ui, Ei, Oi (the latter three are written with the Ý in Katemayar, not I)
Kynaatt uses vowel length heavily, requiring two forms of each vowel, the left form is the short vowel form, and the right is the long vowel form. A writer can write the short form twice or substitute the long form for long vowels. For the four diphthongs above, one repeats the first vowel of the pair or lengthens that letter alone (uuo or ūo for example).
Katemayar is generally written in the round form, however inspired by Atemayar Qelisayér, Eriseci, and Georgian (Nuskhuri) a sharp form was created that heavily resembles those scripts, this is the serif form of the script. In the chart below, the left letter(s) are the round form, and the right letter(s) are the sharp form.
Kynaatt uses a duodecimal counting system, so there are 12 digits including 0, not 10: ‘10’ and ‘11’ are noted by A and B as with the standard American duodecimal notation.
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