A stranger walked up to my friend and drew these symbols on his arm with a Sharpie. I have no idea what they mean.

Cryptic writing on arm Cryptic writing on arm

They were written on his right and left arm. The second picture might be upside down.

I imagine that they are based upon fictional languages. If so, what languages, and what do these messages read?

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  • $\begingroup$ While the first language was easily found, it might be a good idea to ask this on Scifi/Fantasy. The people over there might know this, as maybe someone remembers seeing something similar. $\endgroup$ – RadarUnicorn Jan 22 '18 at 14:28
  • $\begingroup$ Has a correct answer been given? If so, please don't forget to $\color{green}{\checkmark \small\text{Accept}}$ it :) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jan 30 '18 at 9:21
  • $\begingroup$ @Rubio Nobody has found the solution to the second picture $\endgroup$ – Paul Parker Feb 2 '18 at 17:33

I figured out the first one:

"kuestion" or "chestion" (maybe they meant "question"?) in Aurebesh from Star Wars

The second one might be:

Hebrew, as suggested at SFF. I don't know the language at all, but the rightmost character could be dalet or zayin with a sheva diacritic, like this (sorry, it's really tiny):

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  • $\begingroup$ It is "question," but the first character is backwards. $\endgroup$ – Paul Parker Jan 22 '18 at 3:39

The first is

Aurebesh for QUESTION.

The second doesn't seem to be from the same source. Its letterforms didn't pop up in several Google searches and lists of fictional languages, so I had no luck. (That T with the two dots seems distinctive - nothing I tried had it, so the only way to find the script might just be someone recognizing it.)

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  • $\begingroup$ It's good to know that the writing has a meaning. I was afraid it was simply gibberish. But now I think the second one has a meaning, albeit obscure. Remember, it may be upside down. $\endgroup$ – Paul Parker Jan 22 '18 at 3:28
  • $\begingroup$ Second One in.pinterest.com/pin/382806037061971461/?lp=true maybe this. $\endgroup$ – prog_SAHIL Jan 22 '18 at 6:25
  • $\begingroup$ that pintrest link doesn't work for me - which? $\endgroup$ – Jasen Jan 28 '18 at 10:34

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