Writing in Bedrosian

Bedrosian’s writing system uses logograms, rather than an alphabet. Each word has its own symbol. Unlike pictograms, which often closely resemble the words they depict, logograms are more symbolic. You can’t necessarily tell what a symbol means just by looking at it (though with some, I bet you can!). Here are some of the most common logograms in Bedrosian:

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One of the most important reasons for writing in Bedrosian is to record family histories. So, they have a lot of glyphs that involve family terms:

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Here is the symbol that the birdstone chooses for Trinka’s name. It combines the symbols for “history,” “future,” and “now”:

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If you were making a logogram writing system (with symbols for each word), what words would be most important to you?