Rangtunga

Rangtunga    The Rangtunga alphabet is an alternative script for English created by Owen Edwards. Notable features Type of writing system: abjad Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines Used to write: English Vowels are affixed to the consonants in a similar way to the vowels in Hebrew, and have two forms: one…

Ranjana

Ranjana script    Origin The Ranjana script, which is also known as Kutila or Lantsa, is one of the many alphabets derived from the Brahmi script. It developed during the 11th century AD and was used until the mid-20th century in India and Nepal by the Newari people to write the Newari language. Tibetans use…

Rarotongan

Rarotongan (Māori Kūki ‘Āirani/reo ipukarea) Rarotongan or Rarotongan Maori is an Polynesian language spoken on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. It’s closely related to Taihitian and Maori. Some sources classify Rarotongan as a dialect of Cook Islands Maori (Māori Kūki ‘Āirani). Other Cook Islands Maori dialects are Rakahanga-Manihiki; Tongareva dialect (Penrhyn); Ngaputoru…

Reality

Reality    The Reality alphabet, which was invented by Michael Gibson, is a simple alphabetic script designed to mimic the aesthetics of the glyphs seen in the Blade movie franchise. It was designed mainly for writing single words or short phrases for decorative purposes. Everything is designed to slot together to form glyph-like images. There…

Redjang

Rejang    The Rejang or Redjang alphabet belongs to a group of scripts known as Surat Ulu (‘upstream script’), which includes Bengkulu, Lembak, Lintang, Lebong, and Serawai script variants. It is also sometimes known as Kaganga, after the first three letters, and is related to the Batak and Buginese alphabets. It is ultimately descended from…

Pallava

Pallava    The Pallava script was developed in southern India during the Pallava dynasty, (ca. 3rd-5th century AD) The Pallava script was based on the Brahmi script and consists of a matched set of symbols for consonants, as well as ways to write consonant clusters. At first the script was used to write Sanskrit, varieties…

Old Church Slavonic

Old Church Slavonic (словѣньскъ) Old Church Slavonic or Church Slavonic is a literary language which developed from the language used by St Cyril and St Methodius, 9th century missionaries from Byzantium, to translate the bible and other religious works. Cyril and Methodius based their translations on a Slavonic dialect of the Thessalonika area and invented…

Ogham

Ogham (᚛ᚑᚌᚐᚋ᚜) The Ogham alphabet is thought to be named after the Irish god Ogma. One theory of its origins is that it evolved out of a system of tallies used for accounting. Ogham is also known as or ogham craobh, beth luis fearn or beth luis nion. About 500 Ogham inscriptions have been found…

Ogibara

Ogibára    The Ogibára alphabet was invented by Stephen Whittle in 2009 as an alternative script for English. It is strongly influenced by the Arabic script and he was inspired to invent it while trying to learn the Sinhalese alphabet. Notable features Type of writing system: alphabet Direction of writing: right to left in horizontal…

Ojibwe

h1>Ojibwe syllabary (ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ) Origin James Evans, a Wesleyan missionary working at Norway House in Hudson’s Bay, invented a syllabary for the Ojibwe language in about 1840. He had tried to produce a Latin-based orthography for Ojibwe, but eventually gave up and came up with a syllabary, based partly on Pitman shorthand. Evans’ syllabary for Ojibwe…