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Alhtael language system

Design | Ink on paper

Alhtael is the first language system I’ve ever created. The story goes that it has been designed by a Goddess who was unable to touch anything in the world, lest it’d die. Her name was Halae.

Because of the distance she was forced to keep from the rest of the world, she became fascinated with the beauty of it. In turn, the writing system she created focussed more on looks rather than efficiency.

I imagine she started off with her core alphabet, realised how long it would take to write everything down, and so developed the secondary alphabet to shorten writing time. Lastly the circles and squares were added to make it a little more efficient when writing down names for people and locations.