A short guide to Linear Gallifreyan.
This is, quite simply, an easier way to write gallifreyan text. It is also intended to fill a gap between Old High Gallifreyan and modern Circular Gallifreyan.
In each language, sometimes you need to spell things out. Circle words are useful for writing sentences, but you need an alphabet. This is where Linear Gallifreyan comes in.
It can either be written along the connections between circle words, like Greencrook’s Links, or it can be used to write without having to resort to a compass.
There are two theories of time. The first is that everything is wibbly-wobbly circles. The second is that it is a straight line with wibbly bits coming off it. Circular Gallifreyan is like clocks, Linear Gallifreyan is like relative time. Which is why it’s written on a line and it’s called ‘Linear’, I suppose.
In terms of creation, Modern Linear Gallifreyan is a lineated form of Shermansplanet’s alphabet, which can be found here.
Old Linear Gallifreyan is based from the many and varied examples of Gallifreyan we’ve seen in the series, with some letters close to their english counterparts- but of course, these came first.
With Old Linear Gallifreyan there are two ways to write it. One is the traditional way- spelling everything out. The second looks a little prettier- some words are replaced with their corresponding Greencrook’s Link.
And of course, if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to drop me an ask.
No, I’m serious, I’m going to learn to write my name and if I have the time (I probably won’t) I’m going to study Gallifreyan.