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  • 1

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2012

    Question

    And so like the Windrunners, theyíre just one Order of the Knights Radiant, arenít they?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes they are, in fact they are- every order is a grouping of one of these [points to the large symbols on the Radiant tables] and two of these [points at the smaller symbols], these are the Surges. So these are the ten, sort of forces. And so Windrunning is pressure and gravitation, which are those two. But the Skybreakers are right there [points to gold symbol in the upper middle], with a different combination and each of these different groupings would make one order of the Knights Radiant. And that is the symbol of the Windrunners, right there on the cover. [Points at the swordgylph under the dust jacket]. So, fun little easter-egg type things there.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Sweetness

    What do the glyphs in the Kholin glyph pair mean?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh boy, it's in my notes, I should know that, but I'd need to look it up.

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Argent

    Can you talk about the technical details of the glyphs writing system in The Stormlight Archive?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The glyphs were designed by Isaac Stewart. He is my scribe, artist, and cartographer. He is also the art director at my company. We sat down and I wanted something symmetrical, so actually half of the glyph is repeated. When you read into it, it's symmetrical, and you can read them by the points where they slant, but you will have to go talk to him about exactly how to do it, because I say "I want a glyph for this" and he designs it. So they are readable and based on Arabic word art.

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  • 4

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    rossnewberry

    Finally, Isaac taught us how to say Bridge 4 in Alethi,

    Isaac Stewart

    which is "vev gesheh." Vev = 4, Gesheh = bridge.

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  • 5

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    Question

    Did Ben or Isaac design the glyphs in The Stormlight Archive?

    Isaac Stewart, Ben McSweeney

    I did. So here's an interesting thing the-- [trolling] no I'm not going to tell you that. *lots of laughter* I think it would be a spoiler for Book 3. Bridge Four in Alethi, you guys ready? Vev Gesheh. Vev is the number four, Gesheh is bridge. When I design the glyphs, I always make sure I know how to say it in Alethi before I design the glyph.

    Ben

    Is there a reason for that?

    Isaac

    There is a reason for that.

    Ben

    Are you going to tell us what that reason is?

    Isaac

    Nope. The glyph writing system is just a-- You are supposed to be able to look at it and say "Hey that's-- That means bridge" but it could be elongated, it could be changed, it could be-- but the same shapes are in there and that means "bridge" or whatever else that is. The glyphs don't really relate to pronunciation. You learn them from seeing the glyph and knowing what the word is for that. But the people, the people who create the glyphs have a different process from those who read them. It can be somewhat difficult to draw the glyphs, we generally go through several iterations of different looks of things before we come up with something that we like.

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  • 6

    Interview: Apr 16th, 2014

    Question

    Unknown question.

    Brandon Sanderson

    The drawing glyphs is based on Korean and Chinese writing systems. I'm Mormon, I served a mission in Korea for two years, loved the writing system and the language. It was part of what inspired me to do that. There is this really cool thing where in Korea they used Chinese characters to write for a long time and they are very difficult to learn because you just have to memorize them and there was a great king Sejong who said "My people are being mostly illiterate because these are so hard and we don't even speak Chinese, we are not Chinese. We use their characters, can we develop a language, a writing system that will allow us to do this" and his scholars got together and devised Korean which is a way to phonetically write Chinese characters kind of, it's their own thing. You write them in little groups to make little Chinese characters, it's the coolest thing ever. But you can right most Korean things, not everything, most you can write as a Chinese character or as a phonetic Korean construction of three letters that create that Chinese character sound and I liked that idea and it spun me into the idea of the Aons and the Aonic language and things like that.

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  • 7

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    Have we met any of those three yet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    For what I was planning there, yes, you have.

    Question

    Does Alloy of Law take place after the whole Stormlight sequence?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I have not nailed down the exact timing, but itís at least after book 5 of Stormlight. Because I havenít nailed down exactly how long

    Question

    Do the glyphs on Roshar have any fundamental connection to [the geography? Some confusion about if theyíre connected to Sel.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Iím not going to answer that yet, since Iím going to dig into whatís happening on Sel later.

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