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Thaylen script

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Thaylen script
Related to Thaylenah
Type Language
World Roshar
Featured In The Stormlight Archive
"winds" in Thaylen script

Thaylen script is the system of writing used by Thaylen men and women. Contrary to Vorin tradition, Thaylen men may learn to read and write.[Citation needed]


Thaylen script has no written vowels, which reflects the Thaylen tendency to smash vowel sounds together in their names and speech. The characters used in Thaylen script strongly resemble the basic form of Vorin glyphs, though use of bilateral symmetry is neglected. There are thirteen known letters in Thaylen script. As with women's script, Thaylen script is merely transliterated English, with vowel sounds ignored. Writing is usually oriented vertically, though the script is sometimes turned on its side and read left to right. Letters may be distorted slightly to make letters fit together, for aesthetics.[1]

Thaylen Script Characters[edit]


Thaylen script was deciphered from the map of the Southern Frostlands by Harakeke of the 17th Shard.[1]

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  1. a b Thaylen and Alethi Glyph Translation
    17th Shard forums - 2014-3-14
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