Note to previous users:
I've updated the font. Download from the attachment on *this* post.
Well, tired of writing Na'vi with the Latin alphabet? There's the 'Eoio font of course, but it's an alphabet
, and alphabets are kinda boring.
I (with help from 'Oma Tirea) have invented a Na'vi reverse abugida
, which is basically a cross between an alphabet and a syllabary. Plus to date no language on Earth uses this type of script! (there are abugidas but no reverse ones). With the unimaginative name "Famrel", this script enables you to compactly and beautifully write Na'vi in a totally out-of-earth way! Here's a table of the characters and diacritics (depurplefied and corrected from a table ta 'Oma Tirea):
Basically, each character is a vowel with consonants denoted by diacritics.
Famrel is designed to be quick to write with a brush on any surface, unlike 'Eoio which is designed for inscriptions in stone.
And there's a font for this! Check out the attachment. Actually writing it is kind of complicated though. You'll need to capitalize all syllable-final consonants and all fricatives in consonant clusters, while substituting q for kx, g for ng, d for tx, 8 for rr, 9 for ll, and b for px, and at last remove all spaces after punctuation. Example:
Original sentence: Oel ngati kameie, ma sempul!
Capitalize properly: oeL ngati kameie, ma seMpuL
Substitution: oeL gati kameie, ma seMpuL
Remove punctuation space: oeL gati kameie,ma seMpuL
Rendered with the font: oeL gati kameie,ma seMpuL
Scroll down for an OpenType font
I've invented an "inverse abugida" script for Na'vi. It is designed to be easy to write with a brush and can be written very fast. As with the 'Eoio font thread, I will not disclose the alphabet or font yet but instead publish a sample for everybody to try decode. This is a published Na'vi poem:HINT: This is an alphasyllabary, not a plain alphabet.
Also, thanks to 'Oma Tirea for peyä idea!