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Equestrian alphabet by JackJacko-Eponymous Equestrian alphabet by JackJacko-Eponymous
Pretty much everything is explained in the image, but I'm adding a note: I already had in mind the overall shape of the letters while working on Avenue of Lost Tales, but it wasn't until later that I decided to come up with an actual alphabet. So while the scribblings in Avenue of Lost Tales resemble these letters, they don't actually have any sense at all.

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As I explain better in the guide included in the pack, I looked into OpenType but didn't find a simple solution to line implementation. Maybe a combination of features would have done the trick, but I'm no coder or font maker so I opted for 7 (yep, seven, sorry guys) fonts that must be combined inside the text block to implement lines. This is very tricky and tiresome I know... Remember though that I never meant this to be a common use font, but just a little decyphering game inside my future works instead.

You're welcome to use these symbols in your works if you want, and you can modify and improve them too. In both cases, just please reference me, thank you ^^
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
what you think of the writing seen here lh3.googleusercontent.com/--TW…  I forget what episode this image is from but of all the examples we see in the show of writing. there is like 4 different kinds; I think this one is the most believable. 
What are your thoughts on it?
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JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I guess it's something. Why do you think this is the most believable out of all four of them, if I may ask?
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well when I say ALL if them I mean the ones displayed in the show. I don't include yours in it. Yours is 100% believable because it works.
But I think that it's the most believable because it has enough characters to work and many of them are basically ripoffs from greek letters which makes sense given how much they draw from greek mythology in the show.
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JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, no, I didn't mean to sound offended, I knew you weren't including mine, and even if you did I would have been totally cool with that. :meow:
It's just that it didn't seem so peculiar to me to really make it stand out among the many we've been shown in the series, so I was curious about your own opinion on it.
Speaking of which, good thinking. Some of them also remind me of Japanese kana, although I think the author was just doodling away to get a "mysterious writing" feeling ^^
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Jacobellinger Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yeah but it would be one of my dreams come true if in the show they included a Equestrain language of some kind. I was always fascinated with the fact that star trek made one and now that I have my own little show to fanboy over I feel a little jelly that bronies don't get a langage but Trekies do.
Yeas it's just made up writing but one  can dream.
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iftheyaskiwasnthere Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
So for a completely RANDOM example, if somepony wanted to write "Her name is Princess Celestia" I'm guessing it would be written "Name is Princess Celestia." My question is, which of these words should be modified by the first, second, third person lines?

For examples: In this case, would all three words have the connecting lines? Or would "Name" and "Princess Celestia" have the lines, but not is because it is a conjoining word? Or would "Name" only have the lines because it is what her is modifying? Or would "Princess Celestia" only have lines because that is the specific name which is hers?
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iftheyaskiwasnthere Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually, looking at you Roanoke tapestries (which is what lead me here) it looks like you dropped the whole underlining thing? If so, disregard this question.
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iftheyaskiwasnthere Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I know this is a little pet project of yours and you shouldn't take this too seriously, but I think that this alphabet is a WONDERFUL idea and I'd prefer to go to the creator first before making my own assumptions. ^_^
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JackJacko-Eponymous Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, thanks for the attention to this little pet project of mine :3

Ok, if it was me, I would indeed write it as "Name is Princess Celestia", and then underline only Name, Princess and Celestia.
This is not really because "is" is a conjoining word (it's actually the verb, so it's a fundamental part of the sentence), but because "is" is clearly recognizable as 3rd person singular by the way it's written. The underlining thing applied to verbs was born because most English verbs have the same form for any person or number (apart from the 3rd person singular). By adding the underlining, one can give information on the person while at the same time cutting the personal pronoun. Now, since the 3rd person singular has a distinguishable form of its own, using underlining is optional. I would use it for emphasis, and not use it in cases where the underlining is already heavy all around the verb like in the example you gave. The truth is, to apply underlining to verbs in a serious manner there should be an additional rule that says "verbs are always written as their root form, then underlining defines person". Number may be left to be figured out from context as I originally devised, or one could come up with some further mechanism to define it (although it would become unnecessarily complex in my opinion).

P.S. As you correctly noted, apart from its honorific purpose, I dropped entirely the usage of the underlining in the tapestries. The reason why is simple, although it is a bit spoilery: the writings are all in Latin, which has defined and distinguishable forms for every person and number of the verb, thus making the underlining a redundant device. There, the cat is out of the bag ^^
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iftheyaskiwasnthere Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I indeed noticed this. I decided to start on the third tapestry due to it having several easily identifiable locations to translate and immediately came across several latin words I noticed. I wasn't planning on letting it out just yet, but you made the decision for me XD. Nj
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