Writing is a relatively recent invention, not having become widespread until about two thousand years ago. There is only one writing system in use, unless you include cyphers and secret writings deliberately constructed for privacy. This was invented by the leshy scholar Galen about a thousand years after the Eldest of Days, and is now in universal use among the literate. It is an alphabetic system, completely phonetic for Elusian, but requiring diacritic marks and special letter combinations for some sounds not used in the Elusian language. There are two versions of the alphabet, like our upper and lower case, one designed to be cut with a chisel into stone or wood, the other to be scribed in ink on papyrus with a pen or brush.

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