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Gallifreyan Alphabet by DarkIfaerie Gallifreyan Alphabet by DarkIfaerie
I have a feeling some of you are going to kill me for this, but a couple of people asked me to post it, so I did. These are the characters of the Gallifreyan alphabet, (Please note I made these up. They are not actually used in the show.)
There is no specific order to how to put it together, as in 'The End of Time', one of the council of timelords mentions that the language is difficult to decipher, but I usually tend to put the characters spiralling clockwise inwards, incased in a circle, a different one per word. The timelords were clever, maybe they enjoyed figuring out what each other was/were? (I never know) saying. This is the normal gallifreyan, as used on the TARDIS scanner (David and Chris'), not old high gallifreyan as shown in 'The Time of Angels'

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nerdliterature Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great interpretation. Since there is no definitive Circular Gallifreyan I love to see people's versions of what it supposed to look like.  Keep up the good work
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wynarity Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I used some of your symbols here: wynarity.deviantart.com/art/Me…
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DistinguishedPhysics Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wrong
wrong
wrong
WRONG
WRONG
WRONG!
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Look, I said these were fanmade. Also, if you look at the datestamp, I made these before that came out. So, no. My interpretation of something that, at the time, didn't exist, is not wrong.
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DistinguishedPhysics Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
^_^
Well, you win there!
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krislove45 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I used your Gallifreyan in a picture here: krislove45.deviantart.com/art/… (it starts from the smaller circle, then works it way in a spiral in a counter-clockwise direction)

Creds are in the sketch's description, but if you'd like for me to add them in the drawing I can do that! ^^

This looks really good! It was fun using it, and I hope you don't mind that I did. 

Thank you for your time~
-Kris
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I don't mind. I didn't make the alphabet so I could enjoy being the only person allowed to use it. I'd rather you credited me wherever you used them, though. Thanks :)
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krislove45 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
All right; I'll go add the credits on the finished picture as well .Thanks a bunch for letting me use them! ^^
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ryuk-the-shinigami1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting. Now how do you use them?
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I put instructions in the descriptions, but it is long...
I write each word within another circle, and put the letters inside it. Read clockwise.
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Ortsys Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
hi...I was wondering, if you aren't too terribly busy, if you could do a name for me? Well, it's a couple, but they're both mine..and the names that I saw that you've done look wonderful! very well done :)
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell me what you want and I'll add it to the list. Not sure when it'll be up, but I'll get it done as soon as I can.
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Ortsys Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Kiera Rhian, please :) thank you very much
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Taich0u Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is an official Gallifreyian alphabet out there by the way :)
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Can you find me a link? 'Cause I couldn't find it, which is why I made this.
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Taich0u Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]


There's a nice one. You write the letters counter-clockwise :)
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ryuk-the-shinigami1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, that is a mock of the Loren Sherman alphabet which can be found [link] Here
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. But the point I was making is that that too is fanmade. There's no official language, so I made my own. (There are official numbers, but no letters)
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InvaderCupcakes555 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Artist
Yesss
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Thegerbs13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I love this, and would love to get a tattoo of it at some point. Would you be able to do a phrase for me? I am so artistically challenged.
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! What do you want? (It may take me a few days to post however, computer's playing up at the moment)
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AdventuristDru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Hello?
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes?
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AdventuristDru Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Oh and i have a few Whovian friends who would be thrill to death if i could get them this sort of thing. could you do them to? they are: Jake Stellman, Becca Halaney, Evangeline McFarlin. Thank you SOO much. Also, I would like them in different files. 'cos i know you where going to ask. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! I've got nothing much to do for the next couple of hours. Thanks for having the foresight to clarify that, by the way.
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AdventuristDru Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
No Problem. I read the older comments.
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AdventuristDru Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Sorry if I'm asking alot. :/
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AdventuristDru Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
oh and one more: Afton Tock. and could you make a font out of this? if not then could i?
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, didn't see this 'till I was checking to make sure there was nothing I missed. Probably because you posted two replys on the same comment. If it still matters to you, yes, you can do it yourself, or tell me and I'll add it to the list.
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AdventuristDru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
This is awesome. Could you do my name: Dru Smith?
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. Should be up within a few hours.
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sebbylover231 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thank u so much this is amazing yayyyyyy gallifreyan
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saharay1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you do my name and that of my friend?

They are Alisa and Marilyn!

Please and/or thank you
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda busy right now, so they may not be up for a while, but sure, I'll do them.
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Lupa12 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
I had a look at the comments and how to, like, do the name? And I just got completely lost... I am watching the confidential to 'A good man goes to war'. SOOOOOO confused now :/ Can you do the name for me??? It's Teagan :) And would you be able to do it for my twin?? Her name is Mariah :)

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!!
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did say, there's never been a set language, it keeps changing, so I created these. But sure. Do you want me to upload them seperately or together?
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Lupa12 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Together please :) if you don't mind?

OMG guess what? I just tried fish fingers and custard
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Was it nice? Sorry, I've been away from my laptop since Thursday.
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Lupa12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yes it was nice :3 You have to get the right amount of each otherwise it tastes horrible >.<
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay... I was thinking about trying it, so thanks.
Oh, and [link]
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Lupa12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yes! Try it!

And, ASDFGHJKL AWESOME!!!
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HarryTheBrony Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
The amount of times I used this alphabet in my art project my god. I did the doctors name over and over again the in the background with the 9th, 10th and 11th generations standing in front of it.
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm flattered. Have you uploaded it? I'd love to see it.
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HarryTheBrony Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Can't still being marked for my art exam.
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh...
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HarryTheBrony Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Yeah...
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Spottedpetal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Now all I need to do is decode the Doctor's real name......
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DarkIfaerie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't work like that, sorry. There have been four versions of the Gallifreyan language in Doctor Who, and the one used on, say, The Doctor's cot was the 4th style. These are my own characters, based on the second style.
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