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The Moylurgian hieroglyphic writing system (often shortened to Moylurgian glyphs) is a script that contains a combination of alphabetic and logographic elements, developed between 2009-2010 by the Kingdom of Moylurg. Depite once being widespread throughout the nations of Declan I, there is no longer thought to be anybody fluent in the script.
The development of Moylurgian glyphs built on a long tradition of artificial writing systems being created in what is now the Kingdom of Wilcsland - scripts from South Bank, Atlantis, the Taklamacan and Deleckshum had all been created and subsequently fallen into disuse. Moylurgian glyphs began to be developed in the New Kingdom stage of Moylurg's history, c. November/December 2009, and continued to develop until the summer of 2010.
During the Fourth Intermediate Period, the final stage of the history of Moylurg, a large emphasis was placed on foreign affairs. This led to usage of the script spreading to some of the Carshalton Nations, namely the Empire of Austenasia and the Kingdom of Copan. Moylurgian glyphs fell out of use in Wilcsland (Moylurg's successor state) in early 2011, but continued to be used for ceremonial purposes in Austenasia up until mid-2012; the slightly different styles of writing led to two variants emerging, Classical Moylurgian (the original, found on Moylurgian documents and artifacts in Wilcsland) and Carshaltonised Moylurgian (used in Austenasia, with a somewhat cruder and simpler variation on the style of the glyphs).
In mid-2011, a transcription system for the glyphs was installed on the MicroWiki website.
There are twenty six Moylurgian glyphs which correspond to the letters of the Latin alphabet, and several more logographic glyphs which usually represent the name of a country or a political concept (e.g. "nation", "war", "throne"). The script is usually (always in Carshaltonised) written vertically, from top to bottom, and only two forms of punctuation are used - a horizontal line to signify the end of a word (three at the end of a paragraph or document) and a hollow circle to represent possession (used in the same way as an apostrophe followed by a letter "S"). Ancient Egyptian numerals are used for numbering.
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