Torcan is inspired by the Georgian Nuskhuri alphabet, but upside down. It is written latinically, rather than phonetically. Double letters can be achieved by adding a dot above or under the letter. Numerals are made with corrosponding letter with dots above and under it. A semicolon is used as a question mark, while the exclamation mark is an upside-down version of it. Torcan comes from an Irish word meaning "porcupine".