The Lycian alphabet was used to write the Lycian language. It was an extension of the Greek alphabet, with half a dozen additional letters for sounds not found in Greek. It was largely similar to the Lydian and the Phrygian alphabets.
The Lycian alphabet contains letters for 29 sounds. Some sounds are represented by more than one symbol, which is considered one "letter". There are six vowel letters, one for each of the four oral vowels of Lycian, and separate letters for two of the four nasal vowels. Nine of the Lycian letters do not appear to derive from the Greek alphabet.
|Lycian letter||Transliteration||Sound (IPA)||Notes|
|?||j or y||[j]|
|?||k||[k?]|| after nasals|
|?||l||[l] and [l?]~[?l]|
|?||p||[p]||[b] after nasals|
|?||?||[k]? [k?]? [h(e)]|
|?||r||[r] and [r?]~[?r]|
|?||t||[t]||[d] after nasals. ñt is [d] as in ? / Ñtemu?lida for Greek / D?mokleíd?s.|
|?||ã||[ã]||? / Lusãtra for Greek / Lúsandros.|
|?||m?||[m?], [?m], [m.]||originally perhaps syllabic [m], later coda [m]|
|?||ñ||[n?], [?n], [n.]||originally perhaps syllabic [n], later coda [n]|
|?||q||[k]||[?] after nasals|
|?||?||[k]? [k?]?||voiced after nasals|
|?||?||[q]||[?] after nasals|
In some ways, Modern Greek resembles Lycian more in its orthography than it does Ancient Greek.
The Unicode block for Lycian is U+10280–U+1029F:
Official Unicode Consortium code chart (PDF)