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The '''Gem Language''' is a language that appears in writing throughout ''[[Steven Universe (TV series)|Steven Universe]]'' in the background art, and as a minor plot point in "[[Monster Reunion]]". It is presumably one of the native languages of the [[Gems|Gem]] race.
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'''Gem Glyph''' is a language that appears in writing throughout ''[[Steven Universe (TV series)|Steven Universe]]'' in the background art, and as a minor plot point in "[[Monster Reunion]]". It is the native language of the [[Gems|Gem]] race.
   
The language is depicted in:
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The language is depicted in the following episodes:
 
* "[[Steven the Sword Fighter]]" (on the columns of [[Pearl's Arena]]),
 
* "[[Steven the Sword Fighter]]" (on the columns of [[Pearl's Arena]]),
 
* "[[Sworn to the Sword]]", "[[Steven vs. Amethyst]]", and "[[Mindful Education]]" (on the columns of the [[Ancient Sky Arena]]),
 
* "[[Sworn to the Sword]]", "[[Steven vs. Amethyst]]", and "[[Mindful Education]]" (on the columns of the [[Ancient Sky Arena]]),
* "[[Monster Reunion]]" (on papers that [[Centipeetle]] writes on),
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* "[[Monster Reunion]]" (on papers that [[Nephrite]] writes on),
* "[[Bismuth (episode)|Bismuth]]" (on one of the weapons in [[the Forge|Forge]]),
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* "[[Bismuth (episode)|Bismuth]]" (on one of the weapons in [[the Forge]]),
 
* "[[Gem Heist]]" (on the pillars of the gate to the [[Pink Diamond's Zoo|Zoo's]] Containment Area),
 
* "[[Gem Heist]]" (on the pillars of the gate to the [[Pink Diamond's Zoo|Zoo's]] Containment Area),
 
* "[[Lion 4: Alternate Ending]]" (on the walls of [[Rose's Landfill]]),
 
* "[[Lion 4: Alternate Ending]]" (on the walls of [[Rose's Landfill]]),
 
* "[[Stuck Together]]" (on a notification in [[Aquamarine's Ship]]),
 
* "[[Stuck Together]]" (on a notification in [[Aquamarine's Ship]]),
* "[[Off Colors]]" and "[[Lars' Head]]" (on a destroyed pillar and in the [[Off Colors (group)|Off Colors']] headquarters, an abandoned Homeworld Kindergarten).
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* "[[Off Colors (episode)|Off Colors]]" and "[[Lars' Head]]" (on a destroyed pillar and in the [[Off Colors (group)|Off Colors']] headquarters, an abandoned [[Homeworld Kindergarten]]).
An alternate form of the script appears throughout ''[[Attack the Light]]'' in scenery and in-game dialogue.
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* "[[Your Mother and Mine]]" (on pillars during a flashback of the [[The Rebellion|Gem War]])
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* "[[Familiar (episode)|Familiar]]" (on a doorframe of Blue Diamond's Extraction Chamber)
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* "[[Change Your Mind (episode)|Change Your Mind]]" (on [[Obsidian|Obsidian's]] sword)
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* ''[[Steven Universe: The Movie]]'' (in the book from which White Diamond reads from)
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* "[[Little Homeschool (episode)|Little Homeschool]]" (on a contract at the end of the episode)
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* "[[Homeworld Bound]]" (on both the Zircons' posters and on banners on [[Gem Homeworld|Homeworld]])
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An alternate form of the script appears throughout ''[[Attack the Light]]'' in scenery and in-game dialogue. Its second sequel, ''[[Unleash the Light]]'', uses the official version of Gem script as a font.
   
 
== Main Script ==
 
== Main Script ==
 
Anything about the language's grammar, orthography, or lexicon in canon has yet to be revealed, and it has not been heard spoken. It is likely not an alternative script or [[Wikipedia:Substitution cipher|substitution cipher]] for English, as it has more than 26 characters. Some of the characters resemble traditional (or simplified) Chinese; among those characters are: 中 (middle), 門 (door), 日 (day/sun), 目 (eye), 几 (stool/amount), 月 (month/moon), 山 (mountain), 开 (open), 王 (king), 田 (field), 丑 (ugly/clown), and 巳 (Sixth Earthly Branch/snake zodiac).
 
Anything about the language's grammar, orthography, or lexicon in canon has yet to be revealed, and it has not been heard spoken. It is likely not an alternative script or [[Wikipedia:Substitution cipher|substitution cipher]] for English, as it has more than 26 characters. Some of the characters resemble traditional (or simplified) Chinese; among those characters are: 中 (middle), 門 (door), 日 (day/sun), 目 (eye), 几 (stool/amount), 月 (month/moon), 山 (mountain), 开 (open), 王 (king), 田 (field), 丑 (ugly/clown), and 巳 (Sixth Earthly Branch/snake zodiac).
   
In "Monster Reunion", Centipeetle's script writes appears somewhat different to the previous instances of the script. The elements are written similarly to the [[Wikipedia:Arabic script|Arabic script]] as opposed to the runes seen on the show. Steven mistakes these for meaningless scribbling when he first sees it, but [[Pearl]] describes it as "decently legible". It is possible this is a cursive or stylized form of the written language, or a different writing system entirely.
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The script looks similar also with the Glagolitic script, the oldest known Slavic alphabet, used for writing Old Church Slavonic.
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In "Monster Reunion" and "Familiar", Centipeetle's script writes and the script on the entrance to Blue Diamond's Extraction Chamber appears somewhat different to the previous instances of the script. The elements are written similarly to the [[Wikipedia:Arabic script|Arabic script]] as opposed to the runes seen on the show. Steven mistakes these for meaningless scribbling when he first sees it, but [[Pearl]] describes it as "decently legible". It is possible this is a cursive or stylized form of the written language, or a different writing system entirely.
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''Unleash the Light'' uses a sample of the official Gem script as a font, making it a direct substitution cipher for the English alphabet, but it does not appear to match Gem language as it is used in the show. This version has entirely different characters for the capitalized and lowercase versions of the same English letters. It is also possible that this variation of gem glyph is a revised version of the Alternate Script that was first seen in ''Attack the Light''.
   
 
=== Gallery ===
 
=== Gallery ===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
GemLanguage.png|"Steven the Sword Fighter".
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Steven The Sword Fighter 054.png|"Steven the Sword Fighter"
GemSymbols.png
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Steven The Sword Fighter 091.png
MoreSymbols.png
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Steven The Sword Fighter 097.png
GemSymbols2.png
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Steven The Sword Fighter 106.png
Sworn to the Sword 165.png|"Sworn to the Sword".
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Sworn to the Sword 165.png|"Sworn to the Sword"
 
Sworn to the Sword 122.png
 
Sworn to the Sword 122.png
Weird Arabic-ish Gem Text 1.png|"Monster Reunion".
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Monster Reunion 147.png|"Monster Reunion". Can be roughly read as Emarald (although her name is Nephrite) in Perso-Arabic Script.
Weird Arabic-ish Gem Text 2.png
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Monster Reunion 288.png
Bismuth 176.png|"Bismuth".
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Bismuth 176.png|"Bismuth"
 
Bismuth 178.png
 
Bismuth 178.png
 
Bismuth 190.png
 
Bismuth 190.png
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Bismuth 217.png|The closest look of the Gem Language in the Forge's giant sword.
 
Bismuth 217.png|The closest look of the Gem Language in the Forge's giant sword.
 
Gem Heist 157.png|"Gem Heist".
 
Gem Heist 157.png|"Gem Heist".
StuckTogether192.png|"Stuck Together".
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Lion 4 Alternate Ending (140).png|"Lion 4: Alternate Ending"
Off Colors 016.png|"Off Colors".
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StuckTogether192.png|"Stuck Together"
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Off Colors 016.png|"Off Colors"
 
Off Colors 054.png
 
Off Colors 054.png
 
Off Colors 092.png
 
Off Colors 092.png
 
Off Colors 097.png
 
Off Colors 097.png
Lars' Head 031.png|"Lars' Head".
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Lars' Head 031.png|"Lars' Head"
 
Lars' Head 035.png
 
Lars' Head 035.png
 
Lars' Head 038.png
 
Lars' Head 038.png
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Rose pose.gif|"Your Mother and Mine"
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Familiar 157.png|"Familiar"
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Familiar 158.png
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Familiar 205.png
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Familiar 208.png
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SU Movie 017.png|''Steven Universe: The Movie''
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SU Movie 025.png
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SU Movie 026.png
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WhiteBookClose.gif
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SU Movie 046.png
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SU Movie 1007.png
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Little Homeschool 259.png|"Little Homeschool"
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Homeworld Bound 024.png|"Homeworld Bound"
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Homeworld Bound 026.png
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Homeworld Bound 027.png
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ObsidianGreatsword.png|Obsidian's greatsword
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Gem Language .gif|A collection of all the Symbols
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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=== Trivia ===
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* [[Steven Sugar]] is the only one who knows what the symbols on the Gem structures mean.<ref>[[Media:GemLangStevenSugar.png]]</ref>
   
 
== Alternate Script ==
 
== Alternate Script ==
 
The alternate script in the dialogue of ''Attack the Light'' uses the fonts [http://www.fonts2u.com/alien-lines-latin-basic.font Alien Lines Latin] and [http://www.fonts2u.com/alien-sans-latin-basic.font Alien Sans Latin].
 
The alternate script in the dialogue of ''Attack the Light'' uses the fonts [http://www.fonts2u.com/alien-lines-latin-basic.font Alien Lines Latin] and [http://www.fonts2u.com/alien-sans-latin-basic.font Alien Sans Latin].
   
When directly translated from these fonts into readable text, ''"BLAH FHJOW NVG FKKD HFG"'' and ''"OUEIT JJOKLE"'' hold no meaning<ref>[https://www.reddit.com/r/stevenuniverse/comments/31hv4o/attack_the_lights_prismspeak/ Attack the Light's Prism-Speak]</ref>.
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When directly translated from these fonts into readable text, ''"BLAH FHJOW NVG FKKD HFG"'' and ''"OUEIT JJOKLE"'' hold no meaning.<ref>[https://www.reddit.com/r/stevenuniverse/comments/31hv4o/attack_the_lights_prismspeak/ Attack the Light's Prism-Speak]</ref>
   
 
=== Gallery ===
 
=== Gallery ===
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=== Trivia ===
 
=== Trivia ===
* ''Attack the Light'''s (and possibly non-canon) script also somewhat resembles the [[Wikipedia:Pokémon|''Pokémon'']] [[Wikipedia:Unown|"Unown",]] both resembling letters of the [[Wikipedia:Latin alphabet|Roman alphabet]] made out of lines and circles.
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* ''Attack the Light''&#39;s (and possibly non-canon) script also somewhat resembles the [[Bulbapedia:Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] [[Bulbapedia:Unown (Pokémon)|Unown]], both resembling letters of the [[Wikipedia:Latin alphabet|Roman alphabet]] made out of lines and circles.
** Some characters vaguely resemble a [http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/3/3b/TIE-LN_Fighter.jpg TIE fighter] and the [http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2015/11/rebel-symbol.jpg Rebel Alliance symbol] from ''[[Wikipedia:Star Wars|Star Wars]]''.
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** Some characters vaguely resemble a [http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/3/3b/TIE-LN_Fighter.jpg TIE fighter], the [https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/7/71/Redstarbird.svg/revision/latest?cb=20080228205026 Rebel Alliance] and the [https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/e/ea/Resistance_starbird.svg/revision/latest?cb=20150913201739 Resistance symbol] from ''[[Wikipedia:Star Wars|Star Wars]]''.
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{{Reflist}}
   
== References ==
 
<references />
 
 
[[ro:Sistemul de scriere folosit de Nestemate]]
 
[[ro:Sistemul de scriere folosit de Nestemate]]
 
[[es:Lenguaje Gema]]
 
[[es:Lenguaje Gema]]

Latest revision as of 02:59, July 2, 2020

Little Homeschool 259

Gem Glyph is a language that appears in writing throughout Steven Universe in the background art, and as a minor plot point in "Monster Reunion". It is the native language of the Gem race.

The language is depicted in the following episodes:

An alternate form of the script appears throughout Attack the Light in scenery and in-game dialogue. Its second sequel, Unleash the Light, uses the official version of Gem script as a font.

Main Script Edit

Anything about the language's grammar, orthography, or lexicon in canon has yet to be revealed, and it has not been heard spoken. It is likely not an alternative script or substitution cipher for English, as it has more than 26 characters. Some of the characters resemble traditional (or simplified) Chinese; among those characters are: 中 (middle), 門 (door), 日 (day/sun), 目 (eye), 几 (stool/amount), 月 (month/moon), 山 (mountain), 开 (open), 王 (king), 田 (field), 丑 (ugly/clown), and 巳 (Sixth Earthly Branch/snake zodiac).

The script looks similar also with the Glagolitic script, the oldest known Slavic alphabet, used for writing Old Church Slavonic.

In "Monster Reunion" and "Familiar", Centipeetle's script writes and the script on the entrance to Blue Diamond's Extraction Chamber appears somewhat different to the previous instances of the script. The elements are written similarly to the Arabic script as opposed to the runes seen on the show. Steven mistakes these for meaningless scribbling when he first sees it, but Pearl describes it as "decently legible". It is possible this is a cursive or stylized form of the written language, or a different writing system entirely.

Unleash the Light uses a sample of the official Gem script as a font, making it a direct substitution cipher for the English alphabet, but it does not appear to match Gem language as it is used in the show. This version has entirely different characters for the capitalized and lowercase versions of the same English letters. It is also possible that this variation of gem glyph is a revised version of the Alternate Script that was first seen in Attack the Light.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Steven Sugar is the only one who knows what the symbols on the Gem structures mean.[1]

Alternate Script Edit

The alternate script in the dialogue of Attack the Light uses the fonts Alien Lines Latin and Alien Sans Latin.

When directly translated from these fonts into readable text, "BLAH FHJOW NVG FKKD HFG" and "OUEIT JJOKLE" hold no meaning.[2]

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

References

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