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Nnon-Zon Alphabet by tylero79 Nnon-Zon Alphabet by tylero79
The left side is the printed form. The right side is the cursive form along with me wasting time writing in the cursive form.
The Nnon-Zon language was created solely to allow for the peoples of the Chozoan Empire's Southern Kingdoms to communicate with each other, and quickly became incomprehensible to the Chozoan language it was originally based on. The Nnon-Zon language was frequently used outside of the Southern Kingdoms and the empire, mainly the nations of the southern barbarians. The Roslev States even made it an official language despite there being no native speakers. This was due to the Nnon-Zon dialect being used by traders from the Southern Kingdoms. The Nnon-Zon language originally used the Chozoan alphabet for writing until the Southern Kingdoms became part of the Tjen Empire. The current Nnon-Zon alphabet features only three letter from the original Chozoan; A, F, and SH. The remaining letters came either by borrowing other letters form the native languages of the Tjen Empire, or by creating them. B, C, D, E, J, K, L, R, NG, ZI, and, KI come from simplifying those Chozoan letters. The numbers for Nnon-Zon remained the same as they were from Chozoan.
One major problem I found with this alphabet is using the letters K, KI, IN, Z, and ZI. The problem is when you have words that use a combination of these letters it makes it difficult to tell which ones to use. I eventually found a way around this by having certain word that would be spelled the same in a Latin alphabet be differentiated by what combination of letters are used. The word for right (direction) is spelled KI-N, while right (correct) is K-IN, and alright is K-I-N.

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Drakynfly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student General Artist
So. . . This is a cipher for English? Not a language, right? I mean, why would it have C or X and Q (unless they are their own sounds), those are English-only leftovers from our parent languages. This is really cool, and it would work well as a cipher, but just mixing up the order of the alphabet and making new symbols does not create a new language.
tylero79 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student General Artist
There is a language for it I've been working on and off for a while now. The whole Nnon-Zon language was envisioned as a pidgin that eventually became a creole language. The Q is sometimes used as an alternative for K, mainly for words of non-Chozoan origin (the base language, which at this point mainly serves a the base for Nnon-Zon's grammar and more complex word and terms) or to differentiate homonyms. C's (making a K sound unless combined with H) more of a left over letter from Chozoan that's mostly fallen out of use. Its only real used is in combination with H for the CH sound, though its sometimes seen in more archaic words and legal terms of Chozoan origin or in a more artistic use trying to evoke the feel of the past (sort of like the archaic Russian letter Yat). As for X its used like SH, but X has more of a longer S sound than a standard SH. That's my idea for Nnon-Zon anyways. And you're right, this did start out as a cipher, but I've been working on a the Nnon-Zon language to go with this script. And I have debated getting rid of C entirely as it serves little purpose asides from making the CH sound.
Drakynfly Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student General Artist
That's cool. Just one thing: just because English has the sound doesn't mean every language will have it, after all. Having C for CH begs the question: how do you write the voiced version of the same sound. J like with English? If so, why? Why a digraph for one but a letter for the other. Also, because its origin is a pidgin, the sounds of the language will probably be a simplified phonology of the two parent languages. If neither parent had the 'v' sound, neither will the pidgin/creole in most cases, etc. If I were to make a creole, I'd make the phonology of both parents and then only used the sounds they both had for the creole, and then add sounds that act as simpler version of each languages' odd sounds.
E.g. If Parent 1 has /p/ /t/ and /k'/ for plosives and Parent 2 has /p/ /b/ /tl/ /dl/ and /g/, then a creole based off of those two would have something close to: /p/ /t/ /d/ /k/ and maybe /g/ or /b/.
Basically, create the phonology before you create the writing system. Hope that helps. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, or send me a note.
tylero79 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student General Artist
On CH. I might of made it a little unclear (or might be misunderstanding what you said) isn't a single character, it's C-H, and its a rather rare sound in Nnon-Zon. As simplifying its base languages, well it's a combination of some 40 languages plus Chozoan, which made it mostly incomprehensible to Chozoan speakers, hence the name Nnon-Zon, short for Nnonkimmo Earezonol, "Bastard Languages" in Chozoan (though this meaning is entierly lost in the Modern Nnon-Zon language). Many of these languages were a lot more complicated then Chozoan, like     I know not every language has the same sounds as English. I thinking of creating a pronunciation table for the alphabet, plus the double consonants like Nn (Nin-non Zon). I first began working on this language when around when I was ten (hence the cipher script; alphabets I've made since only use the sounds the language uses) and have been working on it for over ten years, and have been constantly reforming and changing part of it. The whole language was created for a sci-fi setting I've been toying with for a little longer then Nnon-Zon.

To make a long story short, when the Chozoans began expanding southwards they conquered a number of culturally, religiously, and ethnically diverse peoples that were either at war with or isolated from each other. The Chozoan push southwards also drove a number of others groups into what the Chozoan would latter organize as the Southern Kingdoms. The 40+ ethnic groups were divided between 19 semi-autonomous kingdoms ruled by the ethnic groups that the Chozoans found easiest to work with. Over time a number of pidgins were created to ease communication and make trading easier. Dozens of "Nnonkimmo Earezonol" were created, the six largest being Ifgan from the eastern half of the Southern Kingdoms, Izakra from the western half of the SK, Izakfin from the Wastes, Nnon-Ki from the Border Area, the Sor Magnis Ifghan from the Southern Wastes, and Markas-Zon, also from the border area and popular with merchants from the independent states to the south of the Chozoan Empire. Over a long period of time they began merging into the a single proto-Nnon-Zon, mainly due to increasing trade and for political reasons among the Southern Peoples as an single unified language mostly free of Chozoan influence. The Chozoan Empire went through a long period of political instability, leaving large parts of its empire independent (either by choice or because the Chozoans couldn't take back, or didn't realize they had lost these regions). Eventually the Tjen came and united the Southern Kingdoms are created the modern Nnon-Zon language to serve a single unifying language.
Drakynfly Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student General Artist
That's sounds like quite the tale. Is it a setting for a novel, video game, etc or just a conworld you have made for the sake of it?

Also on CH. Even in English, 'ch' is two sounds, /t/ + /ʃ/ making /t͡ʃ/. So I don't know if the two sounds C and H are making a different sound than in English or the same.

Anyway, I would heartily suggest you use the IPA when making any charts or tables. It makes it so much easier to read.

Keep on with your worldbuilding and conlanging. La la la la 
tylero79 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Student General Artist
It a conworld, and thanks
MatthewJabezNazarioI Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I wish Zyt has a national anthem.
MatthewJabezNazarioA Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
They did!
maxusthehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
B look like a creeper
tylero79 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I guess it does
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