High Akenian: This language of a Ruined Empire is now only used for deciphering ancient tomes and runes. It’s flowery prose is beloved by linguists.
Design notes: Pentagonal construction, calligraphic, assembled into magical mandalas.
***Bright Speech (left): The chosen tongue of the Devas and servants of the Light. A powerful, bombastic language that makes every sentence a decree.
Design notes: All capitals, Roman-Greco influence.
Dark Tongue (right): Spoken by the Asura, the dead and the curious. It’s seductive whispering makes even the most horrible suggestions sound tempting.
Design notes: Snaking line with only typographic descenders.
***Biosorcerous formulae (left): Used for recording magical molecular structures by Calian flesh manipulators.
Design notes: Based on structural formula, needs a touch of shahmukhi!
Dream Call (right): Perhaps the first language, perhaps not. Haunting and poetic it’s used exclusively by the strange and Unshaped.
Design notes: Organic cloud like shapes that are sometimes abstract sometimes figurative.
***Hoshi-Ban: This odd, speedy chatter was brought to Outer World by the Rai-Neko, from a Place Beyond the Sky.
Design notes: Quick to speak and write, evolved from this cat-like species early tree markings, cuneiform-ish.
***Fade Song: This melodious tongue is famous for its onerous syntax which transforms the simplest sentence into a wondrous tale.
Design notes: Musical waves, written in continuous lines or 'ribbons'.
***Gleysian Code: The fallen Technocracy of Gley used an efficient, functional language. It’s used today to decode Techo-Relic instruction manuals.
Design notes: Runes based on nine point grid, dots added for circuit board vibes, vertical and horizontal construction lines. Diagonal variant.
***Under Warble: Under Warble is constantly evolving tongue with many dialects spoken in the Buried Kingdoms.
Design notes: Geologically inspired symbols. Dwarves (left) use more strict geometric forms, Goblins (right) use looser more spikey shapes.
***Creator’s Script: This written language of odd glyphs is found only in documents left behind by The Creator. An ancient enchantment prevents it from being spoken aloud.
Design notes: Technical, machine readable script. Uses colour in syntax.
Design notes: May or may not find a use for these...