For most of his life, the Doctor was able to successfully project a convivial and even frivolous front. However, when he had to engage in conflict, the Doctor's energies would shift to reveal a fiercely protective man who resolutely guarded what he held dear, and who could be viciously unforgiving to the forces that dared menace them. He was unique in that he was the only incarnation of the Doctor who chose to abort one of his regenerations after being hit by a Dalek ray, channeling the energy into his spare hand without changing his appearance, something his successor would attribute to suffering "vanity issues at the time ".
Sentences Circular Gallifreyan is a standardized version of the written Gallifreyan language as seen in Doctor Who. It was standardized by a fan, so it is not officially sanctioned, but it looks terribly cool.
You can read a guide to Gallifreyan online or just read The Honey Badger 's guide below. Getting Started If you're reading this guide, that's probably because you found the original guide a bit too confusing.
If you haven't read the original guide, I recommend you at least give it a shot - after all, that comes direct from the source and I'm just interpreting the rules.
Letters Consonants Consonants take one of four forms and are modified by one of five different designs.
In the chart to the left, you can see the four basic forms along the left side and the five modifications along the top. The dot modifications are included within the circle of the letter while the line modifications extend outward from the circle of the letter.
To get a better idea for how each letter looks, to the right is a complete set of Gallifreyan consonants. Since 'C' makes either a 'K' or an 'S' sound, we use those letters as replacements Here are some examples of Gallifreyan spelling exceptions: So long as the appropriate number of lines or dots are placed on that consonant, then it is correct.
More on this later. Vowels Vowels are a bit trickier. Vowels are either attached to the preceding consonant or they float on their own - either way they are smaller circles than the consonants and have slightly different rules.
In the diagram to the left, you can see how each vowel looks both attached and unattached to a consonant. A vowel does not have to be attached, and can stand on its own at the writer's discretion. As a general rule, however, a vowel should stand on its own if you want to elongate a short word for example, 'T H E' might be put instead of 'T He'.
In cases where a word starts with a vowel 'E Le P Ha N T' for example or you have two vowels in a row 'Re A L' for examplea vowel will need to stand on its own because it has no consonant to attach to. Words Words in Gallifreyan are based around circles.
An example can be seen to the right. Notice both attached and unattached vowels in action in this word. You also have two letters, 'P' and 'Ha' which are connected by lines. Since both 'P' and 'H' have two lines, we can draw those lines connecting the two letters.
This does not have to be done, so long as both letters have two lines, they are written correctly. So long as lines do not intersect with letters that should not have any additional lines, they can extend as far as the writer wishes. Sentences Sentences are essentially just words made up of words.
Just like a word, they are based in a circle and you read them starting from the bottom and then proceeding around anticlockwise. Punctuation can be added along the edge of the sentence circle.
Sentences are contained within two circles, the inner of which you place the punctuation around, and the outer which is simply a containing circle.
As you can see in the example to the left, you can also add "divots" into the inner circle which contains the punctuation. This is done simply for style and carries no additional meaning, it's basically just there to use empty space.
Reading anticlockwise from the bottom as you do with a basic word, you should read each word as follows:This is a subreddit made for people who want to post their Circular Gallifreyan works, request works to be made, or want help with their Circular Gallifreyan.
Instructions on how to write in this form can be found here (Go here for a direct link) and here. Feb 04, · Write your name in Gallifreyan.
The writing of the Time Lords is a mysteriously beautiful system, but a little hard to understand. A fan-made downloadable program will do the translating for you.
In Doctor Who, they just draw random cool-looking circles for Gallifreyan. In my mind, these circles are all names of Time Lords, because their true names can’t be expressed in the English language. The Gallifreyan language used by Time Lords in Doctor Who is an intricate, mysterious thing.
“Fantastic”, “Allons-y” and “Geronimo” written in circular Gallifreyan requested by anon. Gallifreyan isn’t a real language like Klingon is, though some fans are trying to make it so.
One of them, artist Loren Sherman, has developed a guide to one fannishly developed form of Gallifreyan: at Sherman’s Planet, you’ll find primers for writing text, musical notes, and mathematical symbols in .