Kummalli

Kummalli alphabet

Kummalli was constructed with the intent to be somewhat logical, with similar sounding consonants having the same symbols, but with an additional line. For example, “T” and “D” have the symbol, but “D” is differentiated with an additional line on the same symbol. Same goes for “F” and “V”, “P” and “B”, “S”, “Z” “SH” and “ZH”, and so on. For such symbols there a couple different ways to write them, some more than that, with the additional line being either attached or not. the creator personally prefers to write them attached, but has illustrated the unattached forms as well. It will also be noticed that while there are no alternate forms of “N” or “R” or “H”, but these symbols are altered slightly to combine with others to make sounds like “teeth” or “are”. There are also no distinct symbols for “cling” or “bunt”, but these could be adapted if the writer so desires.

This script has potential, and it’s refreshing to see someone admit that their script is an alternative for English rather than concoct a cipherlang and claim their script is something that it isn’t. The aesthetics are appealing, in a similar way that the Shavian alphabet is appealing. That being said, I think the overall design could use a bit of work. Functionally, this script isn’t special, and functions just like any other alphabet with cursive and/or calligraphic potential.

I give this script a 2×3 for aesthetics and functionality, respectively.

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