Scotian Scotian

The Scotian script was created by Doug Barton to write Scotian, a language he has constructed. The letters are based mainly on Latin and Greek, but are reversed.

Internal history

The Scotian alphabet used today was developed by medieval scribes to replace the original Scotian writing system, good for carving in stone but hard to write. These guys had access to both Byzantine and western texts since their script is a Greco-Roman hybrid; a lot of them must have been left-handed as well because several letters are mirrors of the original. These letters were primarily based on the miniscules coming into use at the time but there are some Scotian innovations.

Notable features



Sample text in the Scotian

Sample text in the Scotian

IPA Transcription

ɛ'viəʔɪs ɪmnu lɪga'as wɪdɪ'ɾit ɪ'nat ɛstɾuʃajjə. ɪdiə'stɔj am fɔ'jwɪsɪ'vʲɛst ɪs liw fowwəjuʒdub-ɛ'kɾaj fɾa'tad.


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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