What is Zirka?

Have you ever wanted a fantasy/rune/sci-fi/glyph language to use in your game/story/everyday life/whatever?

Zirka is a right-to-left written and spoken language that originates as an English codex but utilizes the grammar rules of several other languages in addition to its own alphabet and pronunciations in order to give it its own unique feel.

It can be used in many different ways under its Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, and its rune-like characters make it usable in a variety of different settings! Fantasy worlds, alien civilizations, ancient technology... Anything you need! With minimal tweaks, you can even use the Zirka for multiple purposes in your worlds!

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Robbie Antenesse has been developing Zirka on and off since October 2004! Originally just an English alphabet mask for a map he made when he was little, Robbie has borrowed from several other languages and developed simple grammar rules that have turned Zirka into a full-blown language all its own. It’s an approximate language at best, but that makes it perfect for runic or ancient inscriptions as well as cryptic alien messages. But that doesn’t mean you can’t also make full pages of text in Zirka to also make an entire library worth of text! The best part about Zirka is that it’s not just a written language—you can read it aloud, too! It’s intended to be mysterious but be translatable, to look cool but be pronounceable.

The Zirka language utilizes rules and pronunciations from all of the following languages to bring everything together:

  • English
  • Spanish/Latin
  • Hebrew
  • Thai
  • Gibberish

Learn Zirka Now!

If you are interested in using Zirka in your own website, we have developed a small JavaScript plugin that will convert properly-prepared English characters into Zirka characters in whatever size you might need. Check out the GitHub page to learn how to install it, or check out the demo page to play around with it first!

If you want to use the Zirka language for any commercial purpose (i.e. if whatever you are using it for will make money), contact Robbie Antenesse at dev@alamantus.com to discuss free commercial licenses.

Also, if you’d like to buy Robbie a cup of coffee for the language, tutorials, and any future things that are coming, we’ll happily accept your donation through BuyMeACoffee and thank you publicly if you give a name or alias!