Tuesday, 8 February 2011
The Magish Alphabet
[From 'An Anthology of the World']
Magish (old common) Magish
Magish is the ancestor of modern common, and follows the same rules. It's still used on Partway Island and some Tuyun Countries and, of course, by the Mage's. It is divided into five Families, usually arranged in a circle with G at it's center.
X H E C N / M W S Z N V / U L O K A / Y T I J F / R B Q P D
The numbers used with this alphabet is based on the number of corners they contain : -
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
[Most people who can read modern common with ease can also interpret Magish, given a few moments contemplation.
The red decorations are as follows -
Top-left - Old Gaer symbol of the sun;
Top-right - Old Gaer symbol of the moon. The Calobelvan written around it reads - "- Shal (Sun) - Car (Tree/Truth) - Aer (Ground) - Ash (Water) - Ath (Sky) - Mhoor (Spirit) -" (presented together they mean balance)
Left border - Sand-Dwarvish pattern, also found on some Galmearan materials.
Right border - Modern Gaer (Elvish) design, used frequently.
(These two pattern presented as complimentary patterns indicate the breadth of alphabets covered in Appendix 3, coming from almost opposite types of societies and races]