Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

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I figured it out for myself.
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I saw it on the internet.
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It's on the internet?
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I don't care.
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I'm still trying to figure it out.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Colour Insanity » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:06 am

I looked it up because I'm far too lazy to figure it out myself. I think I have all the Australian covers(?), and the Gnommish alphabet is printed in the back of most of them, so I suppose I could've worked it out if I wanted to. Meh.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby ILiveForTheDay » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:46 pm

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But I read the main translation on the internet (in my defence I didn't actually have the Alaphabet till this Christmas) and when I saw a small thing I wanted translated I just did it myself (like the gnommish at the beginning of each chapter is just that chapter's name in gnommish, the troll sign is just nonsense etc)
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Lauren fowl » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:02 pm

Does no one do anything the hard way these days?...Guess that's only me then...
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Postby Kitsy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:30 pm

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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Mere Reflection » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:02 am

Personly, I neither worked it out or took it off the internet. I hadn't even noticed it until Fowl Files and then it was a little while until I made the connection between the code and the writing at the bottom of the page (originally I thought it was a meaningless pattern). What about everyone else here? Did you all work it out by yourselves? I wish I'd known it was a secret code before reading Fowl Files. I worked out Centauran by myself though *proud* :shiny:
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Dontmovethefilesevil » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:51 pm

Lauren fowl wrote:Does no one do anything the hard way these days?...Guess that's only me then...


Oh please, I figured it out too. I logically guessed (yes, guessed) that the period was an arrow, dot a space, and squiggly line an E. After that it was pretty easy.
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I had a friend who thought it was just a pattern, too. He got all defensive about that.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby afcutie » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:42 pm

I first worked out when I read the first book. Also, I memorized it when I was decoding the first book. My friends think it's strange, others thought I was writting jewish(I have weird friends). Anyway, I'm trying to get a lot better so I could read Gnommish as if I was reading english.

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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby oneofthegenii » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:18 am

The alphabet was in the back of the Lost Colony. I decoded the some of the first book. I got as far as the first few pages before i realised that it was talking about phlegm pot cleaners. And then i had to check again because i was convinced that i had gotten it wrong.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby vita nuova » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:34 am

Sarah Short wrote:I figured out the Gnommish alphabet by comparing the page in the 1st book to its translation. But then I relized it was on the internet!! :laughing: I was just wondering...


I did the same thing! But the coincidentally my parents bought me the Artemis Fowl Files the next day...and well the translation is in it, as everybody well knows.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Purple_Enigma » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:12 pm

I haven't read the AFF, but there was a key at the end of TAC for me :) I sorta memorized it, I s'pose, but I think i've forgotten most of it by now....hmmm. I'm gonna re read the series in April 2011, along with this whole other list of books :p so I think I'll refresh my memory then. But I don't think i've forgotten too much of it, I can probably still decipher it.


Who has Gnommish in their MS Word fonts?
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby tomboy614 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:07 am

I basically just read the bottom of the book, for about 10 sentences (after comparing the translation of the Book, of course), then tested it, and found out I totally memorized it! About 10 minutes . . . it amazed me.
. . . technically, I amazed me. Heh, not to sound vain or anything.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby tomboy614 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:09 am

Purple_Enigma wrote:I haven't read the AFF, but there was a key at the end of TAC for me :) I sorta memorized it, I s'pose, but I think i've forgotten most of it by now....hmmm. I'm gonna re read the series in April 2011, along with this whole other list of books :p so I think I'll refresh my memory then. But I don't think i've forgotten too much of it, I can probably still decipher it.


Who has Gnommish in their MS Word fonts?
*raises hand*

Anyone else as weird as me?


Dude, where'd you get the Gnommish font? I WANT THAT!!! Seriously, I know how to translate and write it, but I wanna learn to type it and send it to my AF friend (who STILL can't read Gnommish, so yeah . . . XD)
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If at first you don't succeed, change the rules.


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If ya can't join 'em, bribe 'em.
If ya can't bribe 'em, blackmail 'em.
If ya can't blackmail 'em, kill 'em.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Purple_Enigma » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:21 am

I'll let you know...I forgot, tbh, and I formatted my hard drive..sooo.... :p Sorry, I'll get back to you :P
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'I must go,Butler,' said Artemis firmly.'My mind is eating me alive.I think the guilt is the main problem.I must do whatever I can to atone.'
'And?' said Butler,unconvinced.
Artemis held his arms out so that Foaly could drape the suit sleeves over them.
'And I will not be beaten by that jackass.'
'Jackass?'said Foaly,wounded.‘My favourite uncle is a jackass.'


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Spoiler:
If asked in class what the Avada Kedavra curse does, yelling "It does DEATH!" may be correct but is not the manner in which one should answer.
The proper way to report to Professor McGonagall is "You wanted to see me, Professor?" Not "I have it on good authority that you have no evidence."
I will not tell the Ravenclaws that they're basically useless because Hogwarts' smartest student is in another house.
I will not conjure up lemons and say-Life hath given thou LEMONS!

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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby tomboy614 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:58 am

Awww . . . . m'kay then. Lemme know please! (I wanna freak my friends out :laughing: )
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Multiverse » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:38 pm

I hardly remember anymore, it´s from even before I made my way to the internet. I spent hours translating it with the sample page from The Book, and then a week or two memorizing it, I think. I still read it as close to fluently as I can without becoming maniacally linked to it.

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