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There's an imgur album where people have shared pages that they got in their preview. This includes some "random" pages that Amazon Prime members got. And it's clear in some of those images that this IS an alphabet. It is used to spell out names like Lewa, and in these sequences the letters can be identified from their resemblance to their Latin alphabet counterparts.

Based on that, I can confirm that the sequence on page 2 begins with the letter B, then continues alphabetically until it reaches Z and flips back to A.

I'll add an image/chart momentarily...

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EDIT 3: It's been brought to my attention that X and Y are probably transposed! No idea why the book would have them out of order, but switching them would make a lot more sense.

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I dunno about that chart. Looks to me like it says "Makuta" on this page: http://imgur.com/a/9qy9M#40

 

EDIT: Actually. Looks like you skipped a couple letters. So I have no idea.   :P

 

SECOND EDIT: I think Makuta has enough letters in it that you can decipher the whole alphabet from that lineup. Find "K" and work forwards and back from that. There's a ton of similarities between the English/Latin letters and these Okotan(?) ones.

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It literally took an afternoon to solve this, lol.


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Thanks Aanchir; I thought the letters might have been shifted one because of their resemblance to actual letters but didn't feel like speculating without later pages to check against.

 

It saddens me slightly that so much of the book can be read early due to Amazon's stupid "random page" feature selecting from loads of pages, not just a handful. Perhaps you should consider removing that link, so that people find it easier to avoid the temptation to spoil it for themselves...

 

Anyway, the symbols in the animations and on the Mask of Creation don't seem to match any on the alphabet. They are probably a simplified representation of Okoto writing, as there was not enough space / detail in the respective sources to fit actual alphabet characters.

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That's pretty neat, I was hoping we'd get an actual alphabet sooner or later. Though none of these symbols seem to match the runes we've seen in the web series or concept art.


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Well. there we go folks. Okoto runes as alphabet CONFIRMED.

 

I also like how similar the runes are to the Nuva symbols. They look very nice. I apologize for saying 2015 is just a watered down mess. This is great for worldbuilding and the fact that they are keeping some coded messages in the books is exciting!

 

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Now we wait for the inevitable font to be made. Not that that's a bad thing mind you, I'd very much like to have that.


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Now we wait for the inevitable font to be made. Not that that's a bad thing mind you, I'd very much like to have that.

Yeah, can't wait to use it as a smilie compilation like the old Bionicle alphabet... If BZPower decides to do that... which is kind of doubtful

 

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Now we wait for the inevitable font to be made. Not that that's a bad thing mind you, I'd very much like to have that.

Yeah, can't wait to use it as a smilie compilation like the old Bionicle alphabet... If BZPower decides to do that... which is kind of doubtful

 

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I meant as a font I can use on my computer, not a BZP font.


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Added it up myself, just to make sure. Haha.

This is awesome! Based on the resemblance between the Latin characters and the Okotoan characters, it seems like the glyphs for <x> and <y> should be switched. Possibly a small error?

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Added it up myself, just to make sure. Haha.

This is awesome! Based on the resemblance between the Latin characters and the Okotoan characters, it seems like the glyphs for <x> and <y> should be switched. Possibly a small error?

 

I'd say probably so. That supposed "y" looks WAY too much like an X, and likewise for the "x".

Any clue as to what the Mask of Creation's symbols say? I tried to translate it but failed. :P


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Added it up myself, just to make sure. Haha.

This is awesome! Based on the resemblance between the Latin characters and the Okotoan characters, it seems like the glyphs for <x> and <y> should be switched. Possibly a small error?

 

I'd say probably so. That supposed "y" looks WAY too much like an X, and likewise for the "x".

Any clue as to what the Mask of Creation's symbols say? I tried to translate it but failed. :P

 

It does not appear to be in the same language. Unless its symbols are, say, numbers instead of letters, or something like that.

 

Good point about the letters X and Y apparently being switched! I've made a note of that places where I've posted my chart, though I'm not changing the chart until I can absolutely confirm it.

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Added it up myself, just to make sure. Haha.

Admins, can these be new 'emotes'?  :ooolala-sign:

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Great find, Votuko! I should've studied it closer myself, but I assumed it was gibberish. I won't be making that mistake again. 

 

It's a good thing I ordered the book a few days ago with free shipping. It seems to offer a great reading experience by the looks of things.

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Awesome! Its great to have this tribal alphabet again! Its really making me feel like 01



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Thanks for the clearer pixel art, Dragon11603! I can now clearly see the codified semblance to the English alphabet... Very reminiscent to how the old alphabet was depicted. Cool stuff!

 

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(Turns out that this is just an entire coincidence and LEGO never meant for the runes to mean anything... :glare:)

 

But really though, props (does anyone even say 'props' anymore lol) to everyone who figured this out.  It's really impressive that you managed to translate it (and even more so that you noticed it in the first place)  :D Good Job!

 

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Just Recreated this in Pixel art form.

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Looking at the characters more clearly, it's WAY more evident that X and Y are probably swapped in the order, for some reason.

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Ah, yes, a new language! Spectacular!

 

But on the mask of creation, the inscriptions are just gibberish, most likely just randomized runes made before the language.

 

If this is the language.

 

 

Also, this must be THE HARDEST THING TO WRITE IN. EVER.

 

Well, unless you are carving it into stone of course...

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Looking at the characters more clearly, it's WAY more evident that X and Y are probably swapped in the order, for some reason.

 

Slight oversight I guess? If it is a mistake, I hope they rectify it in future novels. Else X will be swapped with Y for eternity.

 

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This is really exciting and I love how much they look like Nuva symbols! Also, holy Mata Nui, that imgur link RollOut posted has every page of the first two books! I must avert my eyes, the temptation...

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This is really exciting and I love how much they look like Nuva symbols! Also, holy Mata Nui, that imgur link RollOut posted has every page of the first two books! I must avert my eyes, the temptation...

Nah just about 30 pages of the first one. But it does reveal the end of the 2015 storyline, so huge spoiler warnings.

 

But from the look of things, the second book will end up being an original story!

 

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I have a feeling some of the other letters are switched around because at the moment they just don't seem to form a recognisable pattern, like in matoran.

For example, Okoto D is a backwards C, and Okoto C looks more like a D because of it's similar to an O.

It's the same with V and U, although they're so similar it hardly matters. The bit at the top somehow makes the symbol feel sharper, like a V.

Also, this must be THE HARDEST THING TO WRITE IN. EVER.

 

Well, unless you are carving it into stone of course...

Or onto squared paper. Just use the squares as the outline of each character and draw the little inner symbol.

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Added it up myself, just to make sure. Haha.

This is awesome! Based on the resemblance between the Latin characters and the Okotoan characters, it seems like the glyphs for <x> and <y> should be switched. Possibly a small error?

 

I'd say probably so. That supposed "y" looks WAY too much like an X, and likewise for the "x".

Any clue as to what the Mask of Creation's symbols say? I tried to translate it but failed. :P

 

It does not appear to be in the same language. Unless its symbols are, say, numbers instead of letters, or something like that.

 

Good point about the letters X and Y apparently being switched! I've made a note of that places where I've posted my chart, though I'm not changing the chart until I can absolutely confirm it.

 

I was able to see a G and an F on the MOC.


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I thought it would be very cool if the writing on the Mask of Creation was its G1-style Kanohi name written in the Okoto alphabet.

 

Unfortunately, many of the symbols don't appear to match anything on the alphabet. For example, there is a symbol which is three horizontal lines, which could be an "m" on its side, but then the letters would have to be in an unconventional column format. Other symbols are harder to separate out because they are not in individual squares like the Okoto Alphabet letters.

It was also pointed out a while back by somebody on another thread - credit to them - that the "writing" on the Mask of Creation is the exact same pattern as is written in the animations on the Prophesy wall, with some copy-pasting and mirroring here and there.

 

So what we have appears to be a generic "rune strip" to imply writing, perhaps that is too small to read or that is in a more ancient language than modern "Okotoan".

(Out of story; the Okoto Alphabet was either designed after the animations, or the symbols were deemed too complex to incorporate into the animations' simplified art style.)

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Hooray! Now I can have a decent, unique, BIONICLE-related sig!

 

EDIT: If we're sharing custom made versions of the alphabet, here's mine (there are probably some errors, though):

 

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And here's the download for it.

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Hooray! Now I can have a decent, unique, BIONICLE-related sig!

That one looks so much better than my own.

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Not sure if anyone has noticed this yet, but it looks like the alphabet was also used in the BIONICLE mobile game that came out a while ago.

 

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Hooray! Now I can have a decent, unique, BIONICLE-related sig!

 

EDIT: If we're sharing custom made versions of the alphabet, here's mine (there are probably some errors, though):

 

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And here's the download for it.

Nice, I had no clue which font program would let me use images so I tried re-making your iteration on Fontstruct, some mistake due to the pixel nature of the program. It looks a lot similar to fonts made of symbols in the the game Journey.

 

Preview:

 

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Made More. These are the ones I used for my sig and they're each about the same size as an emoticon.(Hint Hint Nudge Nudge Wink Wink)

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