Loringian orthography

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Loringian ortography is a set of rules observed in writing of the Loringian language.

Loringian alphabets

Loringian uses two scripts, collectively known as the ΩϡΩϩ. The first and more commonly used is the ψσ (Miu) alphabet.

Miu

Most of the characters in Miu represent a syllable, with a notable exception of the σ character, representing the uː sound, and the rarer Λ character, representing the iː. Most of the characters used by this language are of Greek origin, with some exceptions. The Miu consists of 16 characters, and is the older script of Loringian.

Letter Name
Δ ka
su
co
ϥ ro
έ er
ϓ na
Σ ae
σ u
ζ ch
ψ mi
ϩ sa
Ϣ da
ϡ ta
Ω lo
η es
Λ i

Letters ϩ and Λ are used almost exclusively in suffixes, the first commonly seen in declensions of plural nouns, the latter in declension of singular nouns.

Punctuation

Punctuation is consistent in both Miu and the Standard Loringian alphabet. Full stops, colons, semicolons, question marks and exclamation marks are used in a similar way as in the English or Czech language. Common quotation marks correspond to the French quotation mark standard (« or »).

Capital letters

Miu

Miu script, by definition, does not contain any form of capital or miniscule characters, all are case independent. For denoting specific objects, places or concepts, an article can be used. Alternatively, a specific noun for each category of nouns can be used, or the word can be repeated twice for the same effect. For denoting people, a separate system of articles exists.