Although it is a derivative of the primordial language, aquan does not utilize the Barazhad runic system. Instead, aquan uses the Rippline runic system; a complex system of wavering lines and concentric circles. It is sometimes represented with elven runes. Like elven, aquan is a flowing language full of subtleties of meaning, relying heavily on context and inflection. Whispered, it sounds like the soft bubbling of a stream, but when spoken loudly with passion it sounds more akin to the crashing roar of ocean waves.