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DuckieGirl303 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
My bf absolutely adores Doctor Who and the Gallifreyan language. I don't understand it to be honest...but I want to make him something special. How would I go about writing his name in Gallifrey?
thecookierebel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
H hope i'm not too late or if you still even need help with it but this link should teach you everything you need to know. Hope it helps.

AlecAstrophelNereus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Hi, I have translated quite a lot of words according to your guide (but still haven´t moved on to sentences) and I think it´s pretty awesome! I cannot imagine how much time and energy it must have cost you. There is just a little problem I have had, I wanted to translate a word with double consonant but i didn´t know how to do it. I tried doing it the same way as double vowels in your Gallifreyan Writer, but it did some weird stuff and didn´t even look close to what I wanted to write. So what would you do with double consonants? And maybe update the Writer so that it is possible to make two lines at a time. Please do so soon, because I am too lazy to draw it by hand :D
Mistress-Muse Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
What do you do with double letter consonants? (e.g. 'ss')
InkGink Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this what they use in Doctor Who, or is it made up, but looks like the real thing?
AlecAstrophelNereus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
The Gallifreyan in Doctor Who is just cool looking circles, it doesn´t make sense, so fans made their own alphabets
InkGink Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah i see, okay!
timgil Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
With many typos I got: In a perfect relationship a girl should not be forced to choose between a man and her cuttlefish

(In a perfekt reltionshp a birl should net be chforse to choso betwe[e]n her man anr her kuttlefsh)
FuturitsicCrystal Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG Thank you sooooooo much for making this!!!!!! :D This is going to help me a TON!!!!!!! *this is going to be my first fan-made language!* :D :3
journeymanM7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
You're Awesome !  
Love your imaginative solution to the Gallifreyan alphabet.  
The resulting glyphs are remarkably detailed and mysterious.  
You have my admiration ! 

~ M.
vilsax Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you, this was very helpful!
Auua-Ytjoml Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are crazy to work this all out... fantastic, brilliant and very, very cool... but crazy! How much of this could be used to translate what we see on the show?
Blue-Dew Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG do you think the Doctor's name could be translated using this!?! Someone needs to do that! :D This is truly amazing!
fullanimeart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student General Artist
could you please add a demonstration on how to write the fourth row (th, y, z, ng, qu, x). and how do you write N
elecman108 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Just stumbled across this by accident, but it's awesome! Thanks man!

...Now I can drive my friends crazy with writing things in Gallifreyan...! :D
GingerbreadTARDIS99 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PrincessRobocop Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is the alphabet used in this official?
alvaro84 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2015
Hi again! I had another look at your work on Gallifreyan writing, because I have a strange problem (may not be the best word for a part of a highly impractical hobby :P), pretty much related to yours. I might try to make up the Incubators' 'alphabet', which must be different, but your Gallifreyan can provide reference for its philosophy. They are a emotionless, highly logical and scientific species that communicate via telepathy which probably calls for an ideographic system. But it must be built of smaller, strictly ordered particles (I could say it must be an orthogonal writing system), just like a phonetic writing. It might even have a historical background of spoken words... I can't wrap my head around the whole idea yet, but your work can help. I'm also studying Korean Hangul system for the same reason. But I'm sure their writing system must be simple, logical and not particularly beautiful as they don't understand the concept of beauty at all.

And this all because I mentioned (going to mention in my Madoka/Fringe crossover fan fiction) a certain box marked with alien letters...

Yes, I'm nuts Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
BullerThePirate Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How does punctuation work? I have seen your version of how it looks, but couldn't you try to make like a sentence that included punctuation in some way so we could see where and how it should be?
KamenRiderHellhound Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Can it be used to translate the Doctor's Name?
TheCatGirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how can I open the Gallifreyan writer? for me it is a ZIP file! HELP!!!
rowleyben2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
use a unarchiever. if you have  mac it come pre installed.
TheCatGirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have windows 7 and I have no idea what's an unarchiver
moon-in-flames Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Okay, one thing I do not quite understand..
You said that if a vowel is following a consonant, it will be attached to it. However in the word 'ties' the 'i' is not attached to the 't'.. why is that? 
The same goes for the 'e' following the 'r' in the word 'are'.
alarmannihilator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Something I've noticed is that vowels tend not to be place on letters that could connect two words.
Demons-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
drums0003 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yeeeeeeeey gallifrey
Hoooowwwl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Ooh. Very cool. Thank you.
auntyclimax Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
What does this image say?
moon-in-flames Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
'Bowties are cool'
22Luna22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't get it really...
firezone783 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
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WarlordDarnell Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
On the subject of your current extent of Gallifreyan math, I feel that the Time Lords are probably insulted that someone who's managed to flesh out their language and numbers cannot get their math past calculus. It'd be like a Neanderthal trying to use metal, the superior party whom uses the tool at it's height would be insulted at the pitiful attempts. 

Of course, for all we know, the Time Lords are wishing for you to learn high level physics equations so you can put their everyday mathematical concepts into a fully-fleshed out tribute
Kit-the-rookie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Awesome guide - I've been playing around with the writer program a lot recently. Two thoughts on it (take them as you will). One, an undo button would be bliss and two, I can't work out how to do double letters with the writer. Regardless though, the work you put into it is astonishing.
Saskwatche Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful guide. It's simply magnificent! 
velvetrose121 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Does it matter how long the lines are, because at the end of your sentance some lines are stopped inside the work circle but others keep going, how to you know how long to make them? Otherwise this was a lot of help!
AutumnsLioness Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I don't know if you check this often, but I was wondering if the placement of the letters in the word is just done by how it looks?  From what I'm understanding you start at the bottom and go counter clockwise like the sentence itself, but if the word is short it doesn't seem to matter where the letters go? Right?

Also, how would you write "i"? 
Perrikara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As I write it, it does matter. A two-letter word would have the first at the bottom and the second at the top, for example, which is counter-clockwise. So I don't think it's simply aesthetic - but that's just me.
Kaltook Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Just.. wow.
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:? I just found this and think it's really cool, although I haven't yet gone through the documentation yet - I'm wondering why the word 'cool' is connecting back to the ending letter 'w' of the first word of the sentence in your example? other than to show a complete sentence?

It might be cool in the future, if the writer/translator were done as an HTML5+ browser addon - so themes & skins could easily be added or used with them, along with some form of Sci-Fi chat app. And Gallifreyan translation would be so awesome with multilingual support for users in other countries and/or planets! Globe :D
TheAndromedaRose-257 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
I can't figure out how to use the translator :(   Any tutorials to install, and use it?
jiminy-dollars Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
If you're using PC you just download the Translator file, open it in a program like winrar or jzip, select the only folder, then hit extract and choose where you want it saved. Then open the folder wherever you saved it, and double click the program in it to open the program. Hope that helps. If you're using Mac, sorry, can't help you. And I'm pretty sure you're not using Linux because you'd already know all this if you were :P
TheAndromedaRose-257 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm using a Mac O___O

I think I might be able to figure it out. Thanks, though ^^
Kage-Enjeru Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Hi I have a couple of questions. I think I wrote this a couple months back, but couldn't find it in the comments.   So I want to get a tattoo of my twins' names in Galifreyan.  I want it to say Raillee Rose Thibodeaux  Kyla Mei Thibodeaux followed by their birthdate.

First question: Would I do each name as a complete sentence?  Like have "Railee Rose Thibodeaux" be one sentence, "Kyla Mei" be another and the birthdate be a third and then connect all three?  Or would it be one long sentence?  

Second Question: I know the words are supposed to be phonetic- but how do you denote whether a vowel is supposed to be short or long?  Also, what kind of system do we use when translating foreign words?  Do we use their phonetics or our own?  For example "Mei" is Japanese.  It is also phonetically spoken.  "e" makes an "eh" sound while "i" makes a "ee" sound.  When you put these too sounds one after another it sounds similiar to "aye", though very subtley different.  Do I use asian phoenetics or english?

Third Question: Is there some kind of symbol for silent letters?  So far I'm having to change the names so much that they will look like "Rilee Roz Tibado" which feels wrong to me?  I mean there has to be something right?  Otherwise you wouldn't be able to distinguish "Know" from "no"...?

Thank you for your time, I appreciate it.  Beautiful work you've done with the alphabet.
issannan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is not a language of its own, so there is no need to worry about phonetics. Just take a letter and find the corresponding 'Gallifreyan' symbol. The only problems you are going to run into are 'th' as one symbol and the large string of vowels in their names. Also remember that this script is not canonical, meaning that it is not sanctioned by the BBC as being an accurate representation of the language or script from the show. Although simple and beautiful, the script was created by a fan and not seen on the show itself.
NixxSweeneyLover Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the write program on my computer and I absolutely love it! So much better than having to do everything in paint -.-

I had just one suggestion! Maybe you could add a undo/redo button because whenever you make a mistake you have to start all over again and that's kind of annoying.. :/ So I hope you could do that! Thanks anyway!
agrisham87 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I was trying to save my translation of a sentence from the translator program and when I hit tab it said "Your image has been saved to the folder that contains this program." I was curious if maybe I am just missing the folder or if there is a trick to finding it. Any help y'all can give me I'd appreciate it.
TranquilTornado Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if you're on a Mac i think it's in the Applications folder, not sure about other computers though...
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