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Alphabets

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 am
by Raymond
I thought I saw a DragonLance product that shows the alphabets for dwarvish, elvish, and the magical writing. I can't seem to find it. Can anyone confirm this and where they are?

Re: Alphabets

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 pm
by Big Mac
I think I've seen something like that...but it was for Forgotten Realms.

If there are alphabets for Dragonlance, I'd love to see them too.

Re: Alphabets

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:38 pm
by Big Mac
A Dragonlance fan, called Thomas, recommended that you try out a book called The History of Dragonlance.

He said it contains an article, called "A Preliminary Treaties ont he Runes of the Ancient Ogre", that shows some ogre runes and another article, called "Translations of the Vallenwood Scrolls", that shows some other written symbols that look a bit more like an alternative-alphabet.

And someone from the Dragonlance Nexus team said there is a language category on Dragonlance Lexicon, so you can check out all the various articles. Plus James O'Rance created a Languages of Ansalon article for 3rd Edition D&D, that lists several different alphabets that are used by various related languages.

Re: Alphabets

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:55 pm
by Digitalelf
The only sources of actual alphabet characters I know of, appeared in Forgotten Realms and the 2nd Edition of Mystara.

However, there is a lot of information about alphabets and languages of Dragonlance in the 3rd edition campaign setting book (but no examples of specific alphabetic characters).

Re: Alphabets

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 am
by ripvanwormer
The 5th edition Player's Handbook includes the Dwarven, Elvish, and Draconic scripts (pages 122-124).

Re: Alphabets

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:19 pm
by Raymond
Thanks, I found what I must have seen in the "Mystara - DM Survival Kit." It's Dwarvish Alphabet Key, Elvish Alphabet Key, and Magical Alphabet Key. The Elvish Alphabet Key doesn't match what is in CM7. Hmm.

The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting Box Set (Original) on page 8 (of Cyclopedia of the Realms) has common runes, Silver Elven alphabet, and Dwarven runes.

This History of DragonLance has ogre runes.