Goosujati is an ideographic writing system solely used for leaving concise but important messages that are visible at a far distance. The symbols can be painted on any flat or semi-flat stone surface (called a 'Tjakha'
) using harjgga
, often just by using one's hands. Tribes have been known to haul large rocks for long distances if no natural surfaces are available to paint on in the vicinity where the message needs to be left.
The majority of the Goosujati glyphs are significantly older than many of the gjevasudit
languages and dialects in use today. It was the only writing system in existence until the Ljuuhovii
began developing the ahsamaruut
alphabet a few years ago. It has changed very little across the ages.
Though Goosujati appear simple in construction and use, it does have some basic rules. Any one marker typically has a maximum of three glyphs of the glyphs used for building the meaning of the marker, plus up to five of stone glyphs whose only purpose is to denote distance measurements.
The glyphs that builds the marker's meaning can be ordered freely, both vertically and horizontally, and depend heavily on the painter's capability to create a contextual image that any onlooker later (hopefully) can interpret. The distance marker glyphs are always placed in a line beneath the glyphs that form the message's meaning.
In order to be easily seen at a distance, each glyph is at least fist-sized, often larger.