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Realm of Twili Font by UndyingNephalim Realm of Twili Font by UndyingNephalim
Just a "little" something I had been working on in the past but hesitated to submit since I could not convert it to a font. I still have not found any free program that can convert this to a .ttf font, so if anyone is interested in doing so please contact me.

Anyways, I personally felt it was time that a uniform style of lettering for the inhabitants of the Realm of Twilight was made. Most of the characters are based off of architecture seen on the Palace in TP, while the rest are still based on the radial style of the designs.

The Twili alphabet contains 37 letters, 26 of them Primaries, 6 modifiers, and 5 emotional attachments. The letters are not based off the English alphabet verbatim, since Twili letters have completely different meanings (for example, Ooit is not literally the letter A, it's simply attached to the letter A when translating). Also, in the Twili language emotion is not literally expressed, but rather an attachment is added at the end of verbs to convey the emotion. For instance in English we would say "I angrily bash the peahat to death," where's in Twili it would come to a literal translation of "I beat the peahat to death" since the emotion is reflected in the attachment to the word 'beat'.

I also figured the Twili would write in a radial manner, starting their words from the center, moving up, and then placing the characters in a clockwise manner until the word is finished. However, I also figured to make things easier they'd have a standard left-to right form of writing.

The sounds of Twili letters are also based on Midna's vocalization in TP, since she most often announced the sounds "oo" "eet" "zuh" and "and eek." (Yes, I'm well aware her verbal lines were just reversed Japanese).

I can't think of anything else to say, so I guess I'll just answer the confusion in comments...
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:iconwingsofmight:
wingsofmight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
How did dances become Uka?
Thanks
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:iconblue74chica:
blue74chica Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow like=P (Razz) Hug 
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Alibeats Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student
Brilliant.
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ChibiCatFruit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So gonna try to learn Twili now
thanks for doing this omg <3
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PebblesInMyPockets Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You ever think about turning it into a downloadable font??? 
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:iconundyingnephalim:
UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
I have, but I've yet to be able to find free software that can save this work as a .ttf
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:iconpebblesinmypockets:
PebblesInMyPockets Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Aww super sad face. I'd use the hell out of it. I'll see if I can find any for you! 
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PebblesInMyPockets Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Best one I've found thus far. Pretty simple and straightforward.

www.myscriptfont.com/
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Mofoplier Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS SO FUCKING COOL! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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aureola-tutore Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I... I can't.... brb dying... I love it! I found this when I was doing up my schoolbooks and I drew on each of them, and there were two for each of the fandoms I was in. Each one had my name written on the inside cover in their native language but I realised that I couldn't re-use the Hylian runes from the Link book for the Midna book because Midna wouldn't write in Hylian. So I went to the age-old method of cheating xD- Google, and this came up, and it's freaking fantastic. Plus it will be a challenge to learn, due to all the separate components and the way it's not just based on English, unlike the HTTYD runes and the Gnommish runes which were easy as pie~ Thank you for making my day and giving me the January-February Rune Challenge for this year~
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n3zu5h1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if its not based off english, what language is it based off of ?
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:iconfethearon:
Fethearon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Glitch from Starbound ?
Just kidding, Glitches tell their emotions before speaking though, that's why I thought of them.
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:icondebochira:
Debochira Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've used your font for this commission I had someone do: Midna - The End of All Things
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:iconundyingnephalim:
UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thank you very much. She actually goes surprisingly well with the Fierce Deity's armor. 
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:icondebochira:
Debochira Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I don't personally believe TFD is really her ancestor, I just wanted to justify her wearing it because Rule of Cool.
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:iconundyingnephalim:
UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Rule of Cool definitely trumps canon and lore in this case. :nod:
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:icondebochira:
Debochira Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The glories of Fan Fiction, heh.
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:iconundyingnephalim:
UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I'm tempted to mash Midna and the FD armor together in my game now. 
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:icondebochira:
Debochira Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. Well, it's not like I can stop you, but I'm curious as to the in-universe explanation you would make for it. Or would you just make an adaptation of my story? Kidding on that last part.
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I would naturally give you credit for the design if I used it. ^^;

I have no reasoning yet, but I imagine I'd come up with one by the time I get to that  point.
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xXLadySapphireXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've used it in an OC drawing, if that's okay. Here
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
That is ok, thank you for the credit. :nod:
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:iconxxladysapphirexx:
xXLadySapphireXx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem and thanks for letting us use :3
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ManlyMcBeefington Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
It must take forever to write an entire structure for a language. I commend you, and all of your work with 'Hyrule: Total War', sir.

There is an obscure but excellent fanfic writer named Kasuto. He invented a whole Hyrule language with font files.
For those who are curious. it is here: tinyurl.com/amjv8
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CrazyLadyII Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so /freaking/ awesome!
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telgega Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
where do you think they came up with the deign for these symbols
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:iconendabuwya:
EnDabuwya Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooosehp meeooitoo ubooitreeree kah meeeeat "Eeatnee Oodooitnemehpfeeooooit" nuh

...weethooooweet ad ikzeh oo meeosehpweethooabnaehpree...
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Twilit-Imp Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna use this in a fan fiction ^^
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:icondebochira:
Debochira Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used the fonts here as scripture on a sword. You can view it here fav.me/d6kcp8y. If you don't want me to use it, I'll be glad to remove the scripture.
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:iconundyingnephalim:
UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
You can use the Twili font if you'd like. :nod:
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:icondebochira:
Debochira Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have these symbols as PNG images? I'd like to use them for concept art of my fan fiction but as it is here I have to redraw every symbol from scratch.
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Hyrule-traveler Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
but how do you need to translate it from twili to english
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JasminoCat Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat! But isn't the twilight alphabet just the english alphabet bakwards in a fancy font? Or did you make this entirely on a new slate?
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S-u-k-e-i-s-u-x Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Midna's voice actor was speaking her lines in Japanese. They enhanced her voice to give a foreign feel to it and then randomized/reversed all of it.
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JasminoCat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait...WHOOA... I DIDN'T KNOW THAT!!!!! :iconexplodeplz:
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S-u-k-e-i-s-u-x Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Ik zeheeat-ahn. :O
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S-u-k-e-i-s-u-x Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Reversed japanese? So, this is too?
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kid-masaki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using this for my ask blog in one picture! It's very nice and interesting. :] Since there isn't really a Twili language, I'm just going straight from English (similar to writing in Hylian from TP.) I'll be sure to credit you!
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RPG123 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
SO COOL! Even though I don't really understand how to use it XD
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Kitsune913 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
rlly? reversed japanese?? i did not know that! thats cool.. yay! now i can write my hw in this language and confusse the hell out of my teachers!!
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xCONGIEx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
What format is it in and what programs have you tried to convert it into a .ttf
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KeybladeMaster-Aqua Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome!! o_o
But how did youget to the 'Uka'
In the sentence?
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:iconundyingnephalim:
UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
It's just the word I made up for dance.
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KeybladeMaster-Aqua Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah okay ^^
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Firedragon20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dropped by here by chance seeing your alphabet.... and I would like to ask you something:
I'm currently writing a fantasy roman, (already have the first chapter and the concept for the next 30) and I'd really like to add this as a language, or better the characters for a race called "Dargan", it would fit them I think. So I ask you to grant me the permission to use them, with your credits, of course. Contact me when you want to tell me wether I can use them or not.
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:iconundyingnephalim:
UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
You can use it if you want I suppose, though I should point out this Alphabet is from the Legend of Zelda, which is owned by Nintendo.
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:iconfiredragon20:
Firedragon20 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is?... Hrrrmm... ok, than its sure a problem... maybe.... anyway, you gave me a great idea, so thanks anyway ^^
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AokitianWolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Now that is actually really cool :D
Nice work!
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Mahrahia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Download High-Logic FontCreator 6.0 and I can send you the key to register the product otherwise it won't let you save the font as a ttf file.
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