Privata Kodo Skauta

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Privata Kodo Skauta (Modern English: Private Scout Code) is the first known script created by J.R.R. Tolkien and used in Book of the Foxrook.

Description[edit | edit source]

Words are written using ideographic symbols, "monographs" that represent words or spelled out using a phonetic code-alphabet. Tolkien noted that Privata Kodo Skauta was phonetically the same as Esperanto (with the exception of six spelling conventions), which he was also learning at the time and was also included in Book of the Foxrook.[1][2]

References

  1. Arden R. Smith, "Writing Systems", tolkienestate.com (accessed 27 December 2016)
  2. Arden R. Smith, Patrick Wynne, "Tolkien and Esperanto", in SEVEN, Volume 17, p. 29
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