the kehtoan language has undergone many variations over the eons.
The variations that existed before the exodus of the nixtrians are lost to time.
perhaps in the future the old world will be found and preexodus records allow
us to grasp a fuller picture.
What we do know is that the original form of the writing system seemed to
use exclusively the lunar glyphs originally.
these symbols are aproximated in this document as
' ( C o D )
these 6 symbols in the current system each represent base six numbers
increasing in value from left to right.
They represent the phases of the moons in the sky as they advance their lunar procession.
new moon ` zero
waxing cresent ( one
waxing half C two
full o three
waning half D four
waning cresent ) five
at some point it there was a shift from base 6 number system to a base 36 system
when this happened a new writing system was created which was heavily inspired
by the pairs of the lunar symbols which correspond to each number.
` generally became vertical bars within the symbols, for example.
The writing system that used this form had a lot of inherant symetry which
made the reading and writing tedious and difficult.
many symbols appeared very similarly.
Scholars on the old world valued these charactoristics however, as it ensured
a care approach, attention to detail of the subtle difference between a deliberate vertical stroke and a curved one for example.
the Nixtrians rebeled against this approach when they first created their
they modified several glyphs to be more distinct, they reordered they glyphs
based on other charactoristics, as well such as use in the grammar.
in addition to the changes to glyphs they overlayed a modality to the structure
of the writing system not based on the historic uses creating a
three tone shifting which divorced the number meaning from the glyph meaning.
These changes amounted to something of an encryption or scrambling of the
language, full of double meanings which would be hard to decode by the Cordel
The original language and structure of the Cordel are completely lost,
however they may be somewhat derived from what remains by removing many
aspects of the nixtrian modifications and the applying a strict rigour and
logic to what remains.
There are some efforts amoung the desendants of the nixtrian surviors to
restore the cordel variant, to restore tradition is rebellion to a culture
of rebels it seems.