Scheible adds the following footnote: Oh, God my Father and Lord of all goodness, who didst create all things by Thy word, and who didst prepare man in thy wisdom to rule over all creatures that were made by Thee, that he should rule over the world with holiness and righteousness, and judge with an upright heart. Give unto me that wisdom that is constantly around Thy throne, and cast me not out from among Thy children.
All documented early Vulcan writing was logographic. Like Chinese characters or Egyptian hieroglyphs of Terra, individual words were originally represented by discrete symbols. This is the case for the ancestry of both of the two primary surviving traditions. They can be thought of as iconographic—a front-end visual simplicity representing a rich, more complex history and meaning in the background.
However, while visually attuned to its ancient past, modern calligraphy used for the common transfer of information is largely reformed into a phoneme-based glyph system that is essentially alphabetic. This is the case for both of the surviving traditions, which are called vanu-tanaf-kitaun ceremonial calligraphy and gotavlu-zukitan standard script.
This article will focus on the more ornate ceremonial calligraphy, of which comparisons to Terran musical notation are often made. Note that the name vanu-tanaf-kitaun references the act of doing calligraphy as a practice, while gotavlu-zukitan refers more to the figures of the script itself.
The sample at the head of this article is the name vanu-tanaf-kitaun written in the calligraphic script. Origins Vulcans take great pride in the origins and beauty of their orthographic traditions.
Their systems have evolved over time to suit the needs of a highly logical and technologically sophisticated culture.
This illustration compares the two primary writing traditions of ancient Vulcan. Both examples are thousands of years old. The examples on the right are from the grandparent logograms that—with few modifications—are still used today for writing the language.
However, as mentioned previously, the modern usage when applied to everyday texts is phonetic, not iconic. Of course, there are still Vulcan scholars and calligraphers who are students of the ancient texts and who are skilled at both reading and writing the historic forms.
And, these particular three words might easily be recognized by average Vulcans due to their legacy in everyday life. But, most ancient writing in this lefthand style vanu-tanaf-kitaun would be opaque to non-specialists.
All Vulcans are familiar with the origins of the glyphs on the right because they have been recycled from logograms bikuv-kitaun into discrete letters nuhm for the modern script. The historic words have become the letter names of the modern sounds of the script.
This system will be covered in a separate article. There is also a third system in common use for informal handwriting. It is considered purely utilitarian and rarely ever seen by non-Vulcans.
It will also be addressed in a separate article.
Writing Direction Historically, Vulcan writing comes from purely vertical traditions. This is generally reflected in the letterforms themselves.The ampersand can be traced back to the 1st century A.D.
and the Old Roman cursive, in which the letters E and T occasionally were written together to form a ligature (Evolution of the ampersand - figure 1).
In the later and more flowing New Roman Cursive, ligatures of all kinds were extremely common; figures 2 and 3 from the middle of 4th century are examples of how the et-ligature could look.
Vulcan calligraphy is an honored tradition dating back to the ancient past of the planet—preceding Surak by a thousand or more years. All documented early Vulcan writing was logographic. Although this particular tattoo was intended to be in Irish, I’ll discuss it here because bad Scottish Gaelic tattoos have the exact same problems..
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