Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The MICRONAUT Alphabet and Numerical Designations

I was going through my picture files when I came across this.  I had forgotten I had it.  Now that its dug up, if anyone has any information on its origin I would love to hear from you.

Homeworlds Cover page Features the Micronaut Alphabet and Numbering Designations.  To the best of my knowledge no one has determined any kind of pronunciations for any of the letters or numbers.  I wonder if the CIA has this in their code breaker system? 

At the top of the Chart are some of the written characters which actually does say something.  Unless I am mistaken it says, " In the Name of Enigma-Peace"  or something to that effect.  Its a loose translation.  :~)

This lettering system is the same lettering that adorns the Force Commander head Sculpt and Base that was available almost 15 years ago though a Micronaut chat site called Micro Talk.  It is also on the extremely rare Dark Assassin.

Even though you cant speak's still fun to screw up family members by mailing them letters written in this format.  :~)

1 comment:

  1. This is from the original run of MICRONAUTS (Marvel) comics, issue 5 I think. Artist extraordinare and Micronauts master: Michael Golden adapted it loosely from ancient Sanskrit (origin India) which is fitting since the 'Wayfarer' character from later in the comic, discovered the Microverse and I believe either wore, or had companion who wore a Seik style turban. This was from the 3 keys storyline which was much later in the series, but made use of the Micronese alphabet again (Dr. Strange was deciphering a large obelisk covered in Microverse lang.)