This article is one of many about Qatama
- Uyata is written in glyph blocks by vertically stacking the syllable glyphs to form words. The script is written vertically, in columns running from left to right.
- The word uyata not only refers to the script but also means "box, container" in Qatama - referring to the boxy appearance of the glyphs.
- Uyata was inspired by Phags-pa, and the Chinese Seal Script.
- Uyata contains 66 syllable glyphs, 1 null glyph to help form full glyphs and a syllable reverse glyph to aid in reduction of syllable glyphs needed to write words.
- Each full word glyph must have a minimum of 2 syllable glyphs and a maximum of 4.
- The null glyph is most often used to finalize a word glyph, but can be used to initialize as well.
- The syllable reverse glyph is placed immediately after the syllable it modifies.
- The script can also be written horizontally in glyph blocks, 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.