Wosite Fundamentals 3. Allographs

「Amakami」Ancient TENNOUAllographs are alternate forms of writing characters. We have already learned to write the basic  A  and  I. The above two illustrations show two of their allographs.

On the left is the spiral form of  A. This cosmic allograph indicates the special meaning of the syllable  A  in the word  ama, Cosmos. The example in this analysis is the word  amakami, the title of leaders such as Amateru who are held in supreme regard as if they represent Cosmos. Analyzing the elements of the characters enables a deeper understanding of the word.

The example on the right is the word,hitakami hitakami, the northern land of Toyoke-sama. The allograph used is the solar  HI. The usual  HI  is written with  kase  bell-shape of  I  and two vertical lines of the consonant  H. However, the allograph which is used to mean sun contains the solar symbol in place of the two lines.



There are many homonyms in the Wosite language. One of them is  ho  which has the multiple meanings of time/season, millet ears, and fire. Recall that the utuho glyph represents burning or fire. It is used accordingly when  ho  means fire. 

Allographs in Wosite make the text clearer as well as more interesting.