This article is one of many about Qatama
- Ajan is written vertically, in columns running from left to right.
- The word 'ajan' not only refers to the script but also means "a tied rope, or knot" in Qatama - referring to the appearance of the words.
- Ajan contains 15 consonants, two vowel markers and three vowel diacritics.
A serif style
- Full vowel indication (vocalization) can be added, usually by means of diacritics, but this is not common.
- The script can also be written horizontally, but this is only done to save space.
- There is no punctuation used in Qatama, pauses, stops and questions are understood through the use of context and particles.
- Most often the vowels are not marked, the single diagonal mark is used to show that a vowel begins or ends the word, and is also used to connect graphemes that otherwise would not connect based on the normal methods of connecting.