|דברים קלדרים, 𐤃𐤁𐤓𐤉𐤌 𐤒𐤋𐤃𐤓𐤉𐤌|
|Native speakers||35 to 45 million (date missing)|
|Writing system||Cildanian Abjad (OOC Hebrew sctipt), Formerly: Qedarite (OOC Phoenician) Abjad|
|Official language in||Cildania|
The Qildari language (דברים קלדרים, Dabarim Qildarim) is a Qedarite (Semitic) language spoken in the nation of Cildania. Qildari is the most widely spoken language in the nation, and it is understood by a majority of the population. Qildari is closely related to Yeudi (Hebrew).
Writing System[edit | edit source]
In the past, Qildari was written in the Qedarite (Phoenician) abjad, a non-pictographic consonantal alphabet that was the origin of most alphabetic writing systems used on Terra today. During late antiquity, the Cildanian abjad (Hebrew alphabet), a square version of the Arakhim (Aramaic) abjad, was adopted for the language. The Cildanian script is also used to write the Yeudish (Hebrew) language, where it is known as the Yeudish abjad. Both the Cildanian and the Qedarite scripts are classified as abjads because they record only consonantal sounds, with the addition of matres lectionis for some vowels. Church Cildanian is written in the Kathuran (Syriac) abjad, a cursive version of the Arakhim script developed around the 1st century CE.
Arakhim and Cildanian Alphabets
OOC Notes[edit | edit source]
Modern Qildari is Phoenician/Punic written in Hebrew script.
References[edit | edit source]
- http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/phoenician.php English-Phoenician dictionary
- http://www.canaanite.org/dictionary/ Alternate dictionary
- http://classic.particracy.net/viewbill.php?billid=345115 Modern political terms in Phoenician