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'm still trying to figure it out.
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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

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?
*raises hand*

Anyone else as weird as me?
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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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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."
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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

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)
98% of all teenagers do drugs, have sex, or drink alcohol . . . . . post this if you like bagels.

According to the latest figures, 43% of all statistics are utterly worthless.


Don't steal. The government hates the competition.


If at first you don't succeed, change the rules.


Anatidaephobia: the fear that somehow, somewhere, a duck is watching you.


If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em.
If ya can't join 'em, bribe 'em.
If ya can't bribe 'em, blackmail 'em.
If ya can't blackmail 'em, kill 'em.
If ya can't kill 'em, you're screwed.

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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
TAC
Spoiler:
'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.'
From here
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: )
98% of all teenagers do drugs, have sex, or drink alcohol . . . . . post this if you like bagels.

According to the latest figures, 43% of all statistics are utterly worthless.


Don't steal. The government hates the competition.


If at first you don't succeed, change the rules.


Anatidaephobia: the fear that somehow, somewhere, a duck is watching you.


If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em.
If ya can't join 'em, bribe 'em.
If ya can't bribe 'em, blackmail 'em.
If ya can't blackmail 'em, kill 'em.
If ya can't kill 'em, you're screwed.

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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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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Mere Reflection » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:03 am

I've lost the ability to read it, but I can work it out fast without writing it down. I spent hours when I was about eight translating the first book, and I wrote it down. When I was bored a couple of years ago I wrote them all down in my neatest handwriting (which, when I look at it now, is messy as anything), and put it in my desk.

I think you can get the font on word through Colfer Confidential, but I'm not sure. I think it was in the "downloads" section.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Purple_Enigma » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:02 pm

I've lost the ability to read it, but I can work it out fast without writing it down. I spent hours when I was about eight translating the first book, and I wrote it down. When I was bored a couple of years ago I wrote them all down in my neatest handwriting (which, when I look at it now, is messy as anything), and put it in my desk.

I think you can get the font on word through Colfer Confidential, but I'm not sure. I think it was in the "downloads" section.

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TAC
Spoiler:
'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.'
From here
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 JetDragon1656 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:13 pm

before i even got to try to figure it out i got the artemis files which had it in it :(
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby AF Lover » Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:46 am

Not only have I figured it out, I've memorized it! I'm better at reading it than writing it, though.

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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby FadingLight » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:49 pm

I tried to figure it out, but didn't get that the squiggly line was "e". I found it in the Fowl Files and memorized it, but I think I've forgotten it again. Maybe I need to reread it.
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Re: Did YOU figure out the Gnommish alphabet?

Postby Rocket Axxonu » Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:38 am

Hehe, well, I listened to the books on audiobook first, so I didn't even realize there was a code until I got the Artemis Fowl Files. (Which, as jetdragon said, already has the code in them.) I translated a couple of the codes by hand (I think TTP and TAC, and possibly book 1, though I'm not sure), and the rest I cheated and looked up online. ;9 (They are fun, but take a long time, especially if you're not fluent. I think I used up all my brainpower learning how to write in unoun. XD)


I think you can get the font on word through Colfer Confidential, but I'm not sure. I think it was in the "downloads" section.
Yes, you can!! :D The link is here: http://www.artemis-fowl.com/artemis-fowl-fonts/ It's so much fun!!!! :D

Actually, I discovered there are a lot of make-your-own-font tools out there, and naturally my first thought was, 'I can make my own gnommish fonts!' (Maybe this should be in the 'You know you're an AF nerd when' category??) So I went ahead and made a few of my own awhile back. :J (I guess I'll put a couple of them up here, if that's okay? ^^')

Font 1 [elegant handwriting]:
http://axxonu.deviantart.com/art/Gnommi ... -442764129

Font 2 [scrawl handwriting]:
http://axxonu.deviantart.com/art/Gnommi ... -442762712

Font 3 [angular block]:
http://axxonu.deviantart.com/art/Gnommi ... -442765962


Of course the official one is best, but I think it's fun to have a variety. C: (There are some inaccuracies; the font creator I used didn't seem to have a place to put symbols for the space key as far as I could tell [though I put a dot in the semicolon space, which I can use if I want it to look more authentic], and the 'e' doesn't appear under the other letters [though maybe I could put the 'e' symbol where the underscore goes, but again, this font creator didn't have an option for it], but if I find a creator with more options, I may go back and redo them. c: ) Unfortunately, there are a few hoops you have to jump through if you want to use them, but it wasn't as bad as I was afraid it would be. (If you want to use the font, first you'd download the image from deviantArt, then click on the link 'MyScriptFont' in the comments section, then follow the instructions on the font website. You don't even need to have an account or anything, you just upload the image and the site makes it into a font, and you download the font.)



So anyway. On the subject of the codes. I don't suppose anyone out there has a favorite? (Or does that have a topic already? XD)
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