The characters are formed with lines and sharp angles in a simple style. They represent sounds. Many of the characters are clearly taken from an older culture's writing system.
|distaff||e (as in eh)|
|cloud||a (as in ray)|
|chicken||ou (as in sour)|
|basket||o (as in on)|
|adze/axe||oo (as in spoon)|
|falcon/bird of prey||rolled r|
|flowering plant||y (consonant)|