Yomoal [joˈmo:al] is a script based on rivers that was devised by Anthony Hilton to write his invented language Чlalmwae [ʈlalˈmwa:e], with suggestions and help from Gordon Lewis. Yomoal is part of a larger world construction project that Anthony has been working on since 2011. The name Yomoal means "symbol river".

Notable features

Yomoal Vowels

Yomoal vowels

The river curves with vowels.

Curve direction and sharpness distinguish the four vowels.

Yomoal Consonants

One sees consonants on the way down river.

Yomoal Symbol: Transcription [IPA, if different]: Чlalmwae name: English translation:

Yomoal consonants

Consonants sit along the river’s curves, adding to the vowels’ syllables

Sample text

Sample text in Yomoal (in English)


M.lol þohiláml mwalci twiayo mwaeónl tli woanámlmwae tli þocyál. M.lol itemoya ya ionlcyo ya mwaláml. M.ðalol mlalioчiáml mopwe.


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)

More details of Yomoal (PDF)

Images created by Gordon Lewis. If you have any questions about this script, or other scripts invented by Anthony Hilton, you can contact him at: 831ACH[at]gmail[dot]com . If you are interested in the artwork, contact Gordon Lewis at glewis[at]berkeley[dot]edu

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