We know very little about the linguistic construction of the Gnommish language. Eoin Colfer is no Tolkien; his novels are valuable more for entertainment than for deep and complex worldbuilding. Gnommish is a spoken language. In-universe, it's not just an enciphered version of English with fancy letters, as the other answers here claim.
The Gnommish equivalents of the modern alphabet Contents [ show ] Overview Gnommish is the language of the fairies. It is originally compared by Artemis to the Egyptian hieroglyphs. When Artemis Fowl and other characters speak Gnommish in the books, they are clearly speaking another language, but the reader-translateable Gnommish written on the bottom of each page of the books directly correspond to English letters.
It is also mentioned that Gnommish is a mix of symbolic and alphabetic letters. It was originally written in spirals, starting from the middle of the page and ending at the edge, but since reading in spirals gives most fairies migraines, most modern fairy script is arranged in horizontal lines.
Artemis Fowl is the only human who is fluent in Gnommish. In The Arctic Incident Gnommish script is typed at the end.
There is also a book called the Artemis Fowl Files where there is a translation exercise. The coded message on the cover of Book One reads: Carry me always, carry me well. I am thy teacher of herb and spell.
The coded message along the bottom of Book One reads: The Prophecies of Ohm, phlegm pot cleaner to Frond, elven king. I am Ohm, phlegm pot cleaner to the king. But I am much more than that, for I see the future written in the phlegm. For centuries we pixies have read the phlegm, but I am the best there has ever been.
My visions are generally of little importance. I foretell outbreaks of troll pox or gas spasms among elderly dwarves.
But sometimes even a poor pot cleaner can see wondrous things. I was heating the pot over a flame when the sign appeared. This vision was more vivid and detailed than any I had previously seen. Because of its importance I decided to write it down for posterity.
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List of characters in Artemis Fowl; List of concepts in Artemis Fowl;. In the Artemis Fowl series, the fairies speak a language named Gnommish. We know that the Book is written in this language, in spirals.
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Gnommish is the "fairy language" used in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. It is not actually a language at all, but the English language encoded into a letter-substitution cipher where each symbol represents a letter.
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