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A group for people who dabble in constructed writing systems, called variously con-scripts, neographies, conscripts, etc.
A neography (to use the Google-friendly word) is a writing system constructed from scratch (or at least from parts of real-life writing systems that have had their serial numbers filed off) that are supposed to be used to write a language, be it a natural or artificial language. Famous neographies include Tolkien's Tengwar, and Okuda's Klingon pIqaD.

Alphabets, syllabaries, abugidas, abjads, pictographic, morphemic and others are welcome.

This group is not meant for fonts of existing natural languages, or typography in general: if you invent a new letter for the Latin alphabet, that counts as a form of neography, but not if you make a font based on it.
Founded 14 Years ago
Feb 13, 2010


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53 Members
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Gallery Folders

an arabic-like script for English by numba-the-numero
Etalan (a conlang made by me) by numba-the-numero
Abjads by Pawelsami201
Geburtstagsraeder by Jabnaki
Abugidas by Pawelsami201
Ejsuuthu Script by dsfisher
Pater Noster - Devanagari - A by ThathankaBernard59
Pater Noster - Devanagari - B by ThathankaBernard59
Etalan in the Cyrillic Script by numba-the-numero
Alphabets by Pawelsami201
Kamekoa V7 by 3T3R
Kamekoa V6 by 3T3R
Featural Writing Systems
Annabet by Ancusmitis
Logographic Systems

Mature Content

Death The Winnower by conciliarityoftepat
All High Gronishian Consonants (outdated) by Nymphrodell
Uebung mit Phaistos-Zeichen 2 by Jabnaki
Uebung mit Phaistos-Zeichen by Jabnaki
Syllabaries by Pawelsami201
Hurrian Cursive Cuneiform by conciliarityoftepat
Tiptum Hiragana Doodle by conciliarityoftepat
Ahnani sah Adimehn: An Iltantu Poem by Etohautakuva



Hi, everyone.  I used to submit deviations to this group under the name Siochanna.  I'm not sure how many of you are still around, but I wanted to get this group going again.  I'm not sure exactly what that means, but Naeddyr has given me control over pretty much everything (the one thing I've found that I can't do for whatever reason is remove or rename the "featured" folder :shrug:), so I've started out making us look like a more "proper" group.  

I've already uploaded an avatar and instituted a system of folders for different sorts of script.  I've moved everything out of the "featured" folder and into the new classification system, and I've closed the "featured" folder for good.  There's a few things I had to guess about, and I removed a couple of things that I just couldn't view as writing systems at all no matter how hard I tried.  Plus I got rid of all my postings under my old account (well, "old" as far as this group is concerned).  If I've made a mistake, do feel free to let me know.  I'm quite new at this.  

Notes on the new folders:

Abjads are primarily consonantal scripts.  You can have vowels in an abjad, but they mostly take the form of diacritical marks, also known as points; full letters are reserved for consonants.  Hebrew square script and the Arabic script are examples.  

Abugidas are also called "syllabic alphabets;" every letter has an inherent vowel, which can be modified or, rarely, silenced by diacritics.  There will also be full letters for vowel sounds that cannot be attached to a consonant.  Example: Nagari script for Hindi and Sanscrit.  

Alphabets are the scripts we're most familiar with.  Consonants and vowels are both represented with full letters and are separate from each other.  May include digraphs and diacritical marks, but the principal still holds.  Latin, English, Russian, and so on are examples of different alphabets.  

Featural writing systems decompose individual phonemes to their constituent parts: phonation type, point of articulation, manner of articulation, vowel height and so on.  An alphabet may have featural aspects--for example, voiced examples of a consonant may be flipped versions of the voiceless counterpart--but is not a true featural system.  I don't know of any natural examples.  

Logographic systems, also called Semantic-phonetic systems, rely on a single sign for whole words.  Modern Chinese characters and Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics are examples.  Characters can include a phonetic component, as the synonym implies (furthermore, there can even be words written with more than one character as with Mandarin), but overall the main focus is on different word=different character.

Syllabaries or syllabic systems rely on single signs for whole syllables.  Linear B and Hiragana are examples.
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numba-the-numero Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2023  Hobbyist
hi guys!
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Jabnaki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2021
How far are you?
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Jabnaki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2021
I mean with the script.
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uriel535 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Este grupo esta muerto?
Ancusmitis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Student Writer
Lo siento, mi español no es muy bien. 

No, el viva.  Un poco lol.  No muchos presentan nuevos alfabetos.  Pero soy aquí, y las carpetas son abiertas. 
Etohautakuva Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems a few of my images detailing my Abugida "Taugedei" is in the Abjad section.  Could one of the admins take care of that?
Ancusmitis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Writer
Ah, sorry I missed this.  I have moved it. 
Etohautakuva Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, although 2 of the images (can't remember if I submitted them before or after I posted my comment) are still in the Abjad section instead of the Abugida Section.  The 'Iltantu written with Zoyeni...' and 'The Zoyeni Script: Cursive Taugedei Abugida' images.
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