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The Saran written language, or Saranic as it is more commonly known is deceptively simple.  It has 12 consonants (S, H, SH, T, K, L, M, N, R, F, W and Y) along with 5 vowel sounds (A, E, I, O and U).  Modifiers applied to the consonants make the additional sounds B, V, Z, J, Ch, G and P.  Any of the consonant symbols can be combined with a vowel for a single syllable compound letter.  For instance, the glyph for S can be combined with the character A to make the sound “Sa.”

Sentences in saranic are written horizontally from right to left.  In general there will only be one sentence to a line, though documents with exceptions exist.  However, this is considered sloppy writing on the part of the author.

The Vowels

A: A soft a sound generally read as the “a” in the word “car”

E: This sound is actually a cross between a long “a” as in “take” and a short “e” like in bed.

I: This sound manifests as a long “e” sound like in “Seek.”

O: A long “o” sound like in “tone.”

U: This sounds like a double “o” sound like in “food.”

Small Saranic Edit

The small saran alphabet is the more common one and is based on phonetic sounds.

Great Saranic Edit

Great Saranic is an older alphabet they claim to have received from their Honored Ancestors and contains thousands of characters.  Whereas Small Saranic is based around sounds, Great Saranic is based on concepts and can be read differently based on what characters are around it.  In the old pre-Crash days it was regarded as a noble form of writing and entire sentences were written in it.  In the modern age though, it is typically only used for names or important concepts or actions.

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