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Circular Gallifreyan Part One by Nellufy Circular Gallifreyan Part One by Nellufy
I am a big fan of Doctor Who and had always been fascinated by the circular Gallifreyan. Also, I am going to try make my own written old Gallifreyan writing. It's funny that the language in the Doctor Who series changes every time! However, that's the fun of it though. It allows us fans to interpret the language in our own special way.

Anyways, this is my version of certain words in Circular Gallifreyan.

If you guys like it, post in the comments on which words I can try making Circular Gallifreyan. Don't put any dirty or derogatory words please. :S

Just give me a challenege guys!
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:iconjolbucley:
Jolbucley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I quite like your style; it’s very visually impactful.  Do you think you can do “euphony”?  Also, I would love to see your idea of a number system or some sort of mathematics.
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student
Thanks. Well, I never thought about that. I honestly don't wanna go that far in numbers at least not yet. 
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:icontherisingsunset:
therisingsunset Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey any chance you could write out a word for me? I'm thinking about getting it as a tattoo, but don't know how to write in the language myself.
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those would be cool as animated glyphs that would change according to
context being presented, whether chemical, mathematical, physical, racial
or - mythological according to galactic sector being translated in, & dialects
being some sort of logical substructure within each sector and language! :D
As in a way to possibly construct a sort of
Universal A/V Language Translator System
for interstellar races to communicate with! :alien:
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Whovianwolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Circular Gallifreyian!i love it !!!its one of my favorite things!!thank you!
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:icontherealmorticon:
TheRealMorticon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AHHH hello, I have a super bizarre request; believe it or not I'm actually building a cosplay of the personified Time Vortex x'D I'll be wearing a customized suit for it, and it would be THE coolest thing if I could monogram the "Vortex" symbol on the suit? Would it bother you if I did that? ;3; I'd love to send you a picture once I'm done~! ;w;
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student
Go ahead! I don't mind anyone using my symbols as long it is not used for commercialism. ^_^. As long I see the picture! o3o
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:icontherealmorticon:
TheRealMorticon Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey friend! I did the symbol! Here are the progress shots~ ;W; [link]
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student
Whoa! It looks awesome. Shiny! ^_^
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:icontherealmorticon:
TheRealMorticon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!! ;W; My finished costume was a big hit at TimeGate...! ;W; [link]
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student
oh wow! congrats and no thank you. It turned out awesome! I love the design of it. :3
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:icontherealmorticon:
TheRealMorticon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank yooou~! ;W; I hope to start the costume this week, I'm gonna get the suit probably tomorrow...I'll be taking progress shots, I will share them with you! ;W;
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student
Yaaaaay! :3
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Vivienne97 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone came up with this version and it seems to work well to create the right look and be reasonably easy to read.
This has the guide they made: [link]
And this is someones explanation that might help: [link]
hope that helps anyone interested. It looks really cool and Gallifreyan with a little practice!
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dragons-and-science Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i've always fornd the circular gallifreyan verry interesting, and i'm glad that someone else does too :) it's really cool that you did this

hm... what about the word/symbol for year? i suppose that one'd be quite helpful in a time machiene lol
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Mookydoo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Hello, I thought I should let you know that I'm getting your interpretation of 'human' tattooed onto myself in three months. It's wonderful! I hope that's ok!
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student
Yay! I would like to see pictures :3
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:iconkunaluh:
kunaluh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Ooh! Can we use these in some fan-art?
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student
Go ahead as long the symbols are credited to me. That's all :3
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:iconjoepearse:
Joepearse Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist
How did you come up with these? Did you get them from the show or make them up or have like a proper system.
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student
I got it from the show. There are some instances in the earlier Doctor Who that showed written Gallifreyan. It's absolute gibberish. I just had to write in a way so it would appear Gallifreyan.
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Missminxtress Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
These are Amazing! Well Done!
They are beautiful and make sense.

There are a lot of people wanting a written Gallifreyan language that they can refer to and basically geek out to!
I and other's would love to know how you came up with your symbols. Do they correctly corelate to symbols in Doctor Who or did you asignn your own words? -Whovians want to know! And thank you for your work.
There is also talk of asking the BBC for the right to use what Gallifreyan there is for fans to create a written language and then see if they want to use it. A lot of people are surprised that The BBC have not done this already. But then that seems to be part of the added mystery. No matter how much it may frustrate Whovians everywhere.

[link]
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Nellufy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student
Well, I do have references to Circular Gallifreyan that showed in Doctor Who and this was before The Good Man Goes to War. I even looked at other Gallifreyan to give me an idea.

I wasn't even aware that writing systems for Circular Gallifreyan existed on the internet. ^_^;; I just decided to design it for fun. I treated it as a design exercise. I have done four parts and fifth one is coming along slowly. Just many things going on and it actually takes time to design these symbols. I had to play around with the circles and manipulate them. I even rotate them to see if it gives out a meaning.

How I come up with the meanings and the symbols is hard to explain. It just clicked somehow.

I hope that's enough. It's hard to even explain the process of how I make them. It just happens. ^_^
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:iconjoepearse:
Joepearse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh okay. I was just wondering since im becoming increasingly obsessed with the idea of actually making a proper Gallifreyan writing system with word circles inside sentence circles and so on. Although its really conplicated.
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TheWickedEve Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
this is lovely work ^.^.Theif........ would be amazing to have
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:icondebpeters:
debpeters Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
how can one write names in circular gallifreyan? btw what an amazing work.
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JJPyro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Hey there man. Hows everything going? Very recently I happened upon your drafts and ideas for Gallifreyan writing. I was hoping to end up using a few of them in something I was doing, and I was wondering if you could help me figure out another symbol along the lines of your other ones. I am trying to figure out what the symbol for Electricity would be. Would you mind helping out at all. Thanks for you time
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evilfuzzydictator Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
These are amazing! Could you please do "hacker"?
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FBrinson Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Your work is just amazing ! I'm really impressed ! I want to get a tattoo with "Space" but it's too small :(
Is it possible for you to publish the seal space much big dimensions ? I'll be so glad and I'll show you the result ! :)))
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:iconfbrinson:
FBrinson Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Your work is just amazing ! I'm really impressed ! I want to get a tattoo with "Space" but it's too small :(
Is it possible for you to publish the seal space much big dimensions ? I'll be so glad and I'll show you the result ! :)))
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PaddySnuffles Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love these! What's your visual pattern to form a word? :D

Here are my suggestions for words:

TARDIS, heal, healer, flower, safe, fire, hurt, breathe, believe, alien, water (as a drink) water (that you swim in, wash clothes, etc), food, flower, sun, dead, alive, past, present, future, rose, thought.

Also, considering the Time Lords have 13+ lives you could have different forms of "me" to indicate which "me" the Time Lord is referring to, as well as differnt forms of past/present/future to indicate which incarnation's point of view is being referred to...

I can go on if you like. lol
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:iconpaddysnuffles:
PaddySnuffles Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love these! What's your visual pattern to form a word? :D

Here are my suggestions for words:

TARDIS, heal, healer, flower, safe, fire, hurt, breathe, believe, alien, water (as a drink) water (that you swim in, wash clothes, etc), food, flower, sun, dead, alive, past, present, future, rose, thought.

Also, considering the Time Lords have 13+ lives you could have different forms of "me" to indicate which "me" the Time Lord is referring to, as well as differnt forms of past/present/future to indicate which incarnation's point of view is being referred to...

I can go on if you like. lol
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SharazDestler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
"Don't put any dirty or derogatory words please."

What about those times when one's TARDIS just isn't working right and one needs to punch in that one special word? ;)

Remarkable stuff here. There should be a set of Gallifreyan stencils...
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KitsuneFromSuna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Can I get a tattoo of one of these?
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student
oh go ahead. I just would like to see a pic of it in return ^_^
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Dandilion-qeen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
would it be alright if i printed some of these up for a screen printing project i'm working on?
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student
oh no problem. I would like to see pictures though.
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Dandilion-qeen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
wonderful, i probably will start at the end on the month.
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Ashiko-the-muse Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
So if we ask you for a word, can we, with your permission, take that and get a tattoo of it?
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student
Oh it's no problem. As long I get to see a picture of it ^_^
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Ashiko-the-muse Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
You can only do words, yes? Would a poem be too much?
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student
Yeah, a poem would be too much. ^_^

Only words.
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:iconashiko-the-muse:
Ashiko-the-muse Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Kay. :) Just wondering.
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1narutorocks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Do you mind if I embroider a "sonic"? These are great. :)
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student
I don't at all. I would like to see a picture when you are done ^_^
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1narutorocks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! Of course I'll tell you when I post it. :)
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Emmylyn-24 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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I made a few pendants, and used the Sonic design. Thought you'd like to see it. :D
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:iconnellufy:
Nellufy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student
Oh wow that's awesome!
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Emmylyn-24 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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meloland Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
OMFG, how you get to those results? What is the method so I can try too? PLEASE TELL ME!
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