Sprykski

Sprykski

Sprykski contains 52 letters, and can natively be used to write English, Polish, and other Slavic languages. In addition, it contains several designated letters for sounds that typically require two or more letters in those languages (such as the th [θ/ð] and ng [ŋ] sounds in English, or the dź [dʑ] sound in Polish) as well as some sounds that are not found in either English or Slavic languages (such as certain clicking sounds).

This script, like countless other video game cipher-scripts fails in congruity as well as aesthetic appeal. The design of any one “letter” may be easy on the eyes, but when strung together to “write” it ends up looking like very much what it is, a thinly disguised Latin substitute. These scripts tend to catch the eye of younger conlangers/conscripters, but fail in in both aesthetic and functional flow enough that they are quickly abandoned for more fluid and perhaps more ‘artistic’ scripts.

I appreciate much of the work that goes into these scripts, but the results tend to be less than attractive to me. I rate this script 2×3 for aesthetics and functionality.

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