Stemming from the inspirational discussions about the runes on Artakha’s armor for the art contest - questions regarding written Agori language have been brought forward.
There are several potential clues, as to what it looks like. Here in this topic, we will discuss the most concrete and compelling sample we have in canon - a written analysis from the point of view of a Baterra (found in comic Fall and rise of the Skrall).
Here are screenshots of the BiomediaProject version, and scans of a physical copy kindly provided by CalamitousT:
The goal of this topic is to try and reverse engineer something similar to a writing system and/or language.
This is for two reasons: (1) to spark a discussion and effort enriching our understanding of G1 canon, (2) to provide an inspiration to all the artists working on Artakha (Meet the Maker canon contest).
Some of the initial observations: the symbols are repetitive aka there seems to be a letter/syllable system at work here, not just a bunch of unique graphemes. Repeated usage indicates meaning.
Given the average number of symbols per letter/sentence, it is more probable that each symbol is either syllable or a word, instead of individual letters. This language might be hieroglyphic.
Meaning of certain symbol groups can be inferred as they are pointing to specific objects.