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Deku Alphabet
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Published: August 3, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 Sarinilli
A little piece of data I've had offline since the site issues began, I should have put this up for you guys AGES ago.

This is not a font. I will eventually make a font whenever I get the time to do it. For now, here's the original image for reference.

You can use this in fan fics and the like to your heart's content, but use is restricted to non profit only. In other words, you are not allowed to use this in anything that makes money.

I also love to know when and how people use my alphabets. I also like credit. If you use this please don't forget where you found it, and links to work are highly appreciated. I favourite works on DA that use my alphabets, but only if I find them. make it easier on both of us and leave a link below if you use this. ;3

Enjoy~ ♥
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Rolling-Potato's avatar
Rolling-PotatoHobbyist Digital Artist
The alphabets shape like Korean and the numbers shape like Chinese. In my opinion, 4-9 look the most similar to modern Chinese words (四五六七八九). :D 
cdmonte's avatar
It look very nice!!! How works the 'sylbic' letters? HA, HO, LO, MU, etc?
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SarinilliProfessional General Artist
Actually; the info on that is in the description of the font I have for this alphabet. :3

SariF Deku Alphabet Font by Sarinilli
Alucardisking's avatar
Any chance you have had time to make this and the subrosian a font yet?
Sarinilli's avatar
SarinilliProfessional General Artist
Not yet...so sorry! Been so busy with commissions and products I haven't really had time to sit down and do them yet... got a show in a couple of weeks I'm prepping for, so hopefully after that, I can sit down, relax, and get some non-work work done and actually finish up some more planned fonts! *crosses fingers* <_>
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LadyShallandraHobbyist General Artist
:onfire::squee::la::squee::la::squee::la::la::la::squee::squee::squee::onfire:
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:b...not enough hands x|
:cookie:
:onfire:
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SarinilliProfessional General Artist
:hug: :heart:
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LadyShallandraHobbyist General Artist
:D
DerangedGodMujura's avatar
...Each and every time I look at this, I keep wanting to pronounce a lot of these letters from their basis. So much Hangul. Soooo much Hangul. ;w; I also see that you've adopted the number stylings from Chinese lettering. Props to you. It's quite a rounded out basis, but geez. Your Deku alphabet confuses me and I love it! Keep these up. <3
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SarinilliProfessional General Artist
Hahaha Well, when I made this I didn't understand that Hangul is a stacked alphabet; since learning that I've been thinking I may want to actually remake this in a stacked style but with different characters than Hangul. May add some diversity to my "Zelda-verse" alphabets. But even if it's sort of hacked and very confusing, I'm glad you like it! Thank you! ^_^
DerangedGodMujura's avatar
You are quite welcome, and if you do make it in a stacked style, I'd love to see how it turns out. To be honest, I was trying a similar style to an alphabet I was making for this guy in my pic. ;w;-b It's a little more primitive looking though...imho. Hnnn...Where did I put that letter key? DX
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SparklyBlueRoses84Student General Artist
Some of the characters look Korean...how are the letters pronounced?
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SarinilliProfessional General Artist
The basic look was inspired by Korean, actually. I didn't mod the alphabet on how Hangul actually works though; I wish I did. Who knows, I might go back and remake this one at some point because I LOVE the way the Hangul alphabet works.

As far as pronunciation, I never really thought TOO far into that for most of the alphabets; just Hylian and probably Sheikah really. But as far as how I would think the Deku language might sound if there was one... something like a soft Russian perhaps? Hope that helps some. :3
Alucardisking's avatar
Please make a font 
Sarinilli's avatar
SarinilliProfessional General Artist
It's on my to-do list. :3
camged11's avatar
I suppose it makes cents that there is no official one because ... most deku don't have hands to write with. well there is the lucky ones in MM ... o well its still super cool and fun to play around with and i thank you for my hours of fun i got to have!
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FlyingFreeCosplayStudent Artisan Crafter
Make this a font please!!!

Sarinilli's avatar
SarinilliProfessional General Artist
It's on my to do list. :3
Jeikutwo's avatar
JeikutwoHobbyist Artist
Awesome, I'm going to be making a deku character soon, mind if I use this to give him abit more character? 60% of credit will always be distributed to you every time I use this ^_^
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SarinilliProfessional General Artist
Aww, go ahead! I'd like to see what you come up with. :3
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JeikutwoHobbyist Artist
Arigato ^_^
mathieutrudelle's avatar
is that the real alphabet?
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SarinilliProfessional General Artist
There is no official alphabet for Deku, Goron or Zora- my fan alphabets for them are the only ones that exist.
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