Burmese (မြန်မာဘာသာ) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Myanmar (also known as Burma). It is an official language, lingua franca, and the native language of the Burmans, the country’s principal ethnic group.
Burmese is also spoken by the indigenous tribes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, and in Tripura state located in Northeast India.
Cirth is one of several scripts invented by J. R. R. Tolkien for the constructed languages he devised and used in his works. It is a semi‑artificial script where many letters have shapes also found in the historical runic alphabets, but their sound values are only similar in a few of the vowels.
In the fictional history of Middle-earth, the original Certhas was created by the Sindar (or Grey Elves) for their language, Sindarin. Although it was later largely replaced by the Tengwar, the Cirth was nonetheless adopted by the Dwarves to write down both their Khuzdul language (Angerthas Moria) and the languages of Men (Angerthas Erebor).
“Illuminati” is a term assumed by or applied to various groups of persons who claimed to be unusually enlightened. The word is derived from the Latin illuminatus – meaning “revealed” or “enlightened”.
The ciphers illustrated here are based on the writings by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea in The Illuminatus! Trilogy. The 2 sets of ciphers are supposedly from Adam Weishaupt (AW) and Jacques De Molay (DM).
Adam Weishaupt was a former Jesuit and a German law professor and philosopher who is said to have founded the Illuminati in 1776 by gathering a small group of students. Jacques De Molay was the 23rd and final Grand Master of The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, better known as “The Knights Templar”.
Linear B, the first attested writing system of the Greeks was a syllabic script that was used for writing Mycenaean Greek. It is a linear form of writing used at Knossos on Crete and on the Greek mainland from the 15th to the 12th centuries b.c.
The Voynich manuscript is named after antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid Voynich, who purchased it in 1912. It is an illustrated manuscript written in an unknown language and thought to have been created in the 15th or 16th century. The language in the manuscript has not yet been deciphered.
It is divided into 6 sections based on the illustrations:
Botany Astronomy and astrology Biology Cosmology Pharmaceutical A section of decorated texts marking the beginning of short entries. These were thought to be recipes.
Featured in this book is the Voynich alphabet which is also called “Voynichese”.
Serto(/ā) is one of the Syriac scripts for Aramaic used to write West Syriac. Its name comes from the word serta which means line. It was also known as the ‘Pšīṭā’, ‘Maronite’ or the ‘Jacobite’ script. The ‘Golden Age’ of Syriac spanned from the 4th to the 7th centuries.
The Hungarian Runes or the Old Hungarian Script (Székely-magyar rovás / székely-magyar runiform / rovásírás), dated from the 10th century, is an alphabetic writing system used for writing the Hungarian language. Modern Hungarian is written using the Latin-based Hungarian alphabet.
Aramaic is the language of two Bible books – Daniel and Ezra. It is the language of the Jewish Talmud. Aramaic was also the language of Jesus Christ. It is still spoken today by small groups of people, particularly by the Assyrians.
The Aramaic alphabet also became a base for the creation and adaptation of specific writing systems in some other Semitic languages, such as the Hebrew alphabet and the Arabic alphabet.
*Cuneiform is a logo-syllabic script that was used to write several languages of the Ancient Near East. The script was in active use from the early Bronze Age until the beginning of the Common Era. It is named for the characteristic wedge-shaped impressions (Latin: cuneus) which form its signs. Cuneiform originally developed to write the Sumerian language of southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Along with Egyptian hieroglyphs, it is one of the earliest writing systems.
‘Learn to Write Cuneiform ‘ is next in the line up of my LTW (Learn To Write) Series. Keep a look out for it….