The Shavian phonemic alphabet.

The Shavian alphabet is a constructed alphabet conceived as a way to provide simple, phonemic orthography for the English language to replace the difficulties of conventional spelling using the Latin alphabet. A phonetic alphabet would look quite different depending on the accent it represented. Shavian, on the other hand, does not purport to represent exactly sounds, but classes of sounds.

stupendous written in the Shavian script
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๐‘ /p/ peep ๐‘š /b/ bib
๐‘‘ /t/ tot ๐‘› /d/ dead
๐‘’ /k/ kick ๐‘œ /ษก/ gag
๐‘“ /f/ fee ๐‘ /v/ vow
๐‘” /ฮธ/ thigh ๐‘ž /รฐ/ they
๐‘• /s/ so ๐‘Ÿ /z/ zoo
๐‘– /สƒ/ sure ๐‘  /ส’/ measure
๐‘— /สง/ church ๐‘ก /สค/ judge
๐‘˜ /j/ yea ๐‘ข /w/ woe
๐‘™ /ล‹/ hung ๐‘ฃ /h/ ha-ha
๐‘ค /l/ loll ๐‘ฉ /ษ™/ ado
๐‘ฎ /r/ roar ๐‘ณ /สŒ/ up
๐‘ฅ /m/ mime ๐‘ช /ษ’/ on
๐‘ฏ /n/ nun ๐‘ด /ษ™สŠ/ oak
๐‘ฆ /ษช/~/i/ if ๐‘ซ /สŠ/ wool
๐‘ฐ /iห/ eat ๐‘ต /u(ห)/ ooze
๐‘ง /ษ›/ egg ๐‘ฌ /aสŠ/ out
๐‘ฑ /eษช/ age ๐‘ถ /ษ”ษช/ oil
๐‘จ /รฆ/ ash ๐‘ญ /ษ‘ห/ ah
๐‘ฒ /aษช/ ice ๐‘ท /ษ”ห/ awe
๐‘ธ /ษ‘ห(r)/ are ๐‘ผ /ษ™(r)/ array
๐‘น /ษ”ห(r)/ or ๐‘ฝ /ษชษ™(r)/ ear
๐‘บ /ษ›ษ™(r)/ air ๐‘พ /ษชษ™/ Ian
๐‘ป /ษœห(r)/ err ๐‘ฟ /ju(ห)/ yew


Keyboard Input

There is an onscreen keyboard written for Varvara.

Unicode Chart

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
U+1045x ๐‘ ๐‘‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘“ ๐‘” ๐‘• ๐‘– ๐‘— ๐‘˜ ๐‘™ ๐‘š ๐‘› ๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘ž ๐‘Ÿ
U+1046x ๐‘  ๐‘ก ๐‘ข ๐‘ฃ ๐‘ค ๐‘ฅ ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ง ๐‘จ ๐‘ฉ ๐‘ช ๐‘ซ ๐‘ฌ ๐‘ญ ๐‘ฎ ๐‘ฏ
U+1047x ๐‘ฐ ๐‘ฑ ๐‘ฒ ๐‘ณ ๐‘ด ๐‘ต ๐‘ถ ๐‘ท ๐‘ธ ๐‘น ๐‘บ ๐‘ป ๐‘ผ ๐‘ฝ ๐‘พ ๐‘ฟ

Pixel fonts

Glyphs by Dechifro.

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