Ethiopic

Ge’ez script    Origins The Ge’ez or Ethiopic script possibly developed from the Sabaean/Minean script. The earliest known inscriptions in the Ge’ez script date to the 5th century BC. At first the script represented only consonants. Vowel indication started to appear in 4th century AD during the reign of king Ezana, though might have developed…

Ethare

Etháre   The Etháre were created for use in a fantasy story that Jeff Shanley has recently finished writing, and it is used to write the conlang called Kânik that he has also created. Notable Features Type of writing system: fully vocalised abjad Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines. Grade I (i.e.…

Estonian

Estonian (eesti keel) Estonian is an Finno-Ugric language closely related to Finnish spoken by about 1.1 million people in Estonia. The main difference between Estonian and Finnish is that Finnish has a lot of loan words from Swedish, while Estonian contains many words of German origin, plus some words from Russian, Latin, Greek and English.…

Estariano

Estariano   Estariano was invented by Jesus Ramos in 2005 to write secret messages. He was inspired by the Thai and Lao alphabets and wanted to create a similar-looking alphabet. Notable features Type of writing system: alphabet Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines Used to write: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, etc…

Essalen

Essalen alphabet    The Essalen alphabet was created by Mike Evans a few years ago. The letters are just random shapes and Mike uses the alphabet to write his invented language, also called Essalen. It can be used to write other languages as well. Notable features Written from left to right in horizontal lines. The…

Eslabonico

Eslabónico Eslabónico is an alternative alphabet for Spanish invented by Ernesto Borio from Argentina. The idea of this alphabet is to get rid of ambiguity and redundancy be having a 1 to 1 relationship between graphemes and phonemes, and to do so with a little style. Notable features Type of writing system: alphabet Direction of…

Eskayan

Eskayan    Eskayan is a language isolate spoken on the Philippine island of Bohol. The exact number of speakers is uncertain and while the language is unrelated to any other, it does share syntactic and morphological features with Boholano-Visayan, the main language of Bohol, and there are also Spanish influences. The Eskayan people speak Cebuano…

Erzya

Erzya (Эрзянь кель) Erzya is a Finno-Ugric language spoken by about half a milllion people in the Republic of Mordovia, and other parts of the Russia Federation. There are also Erzya speakers in Armenia, Estonia, Kazakhstan and other parts of Central Asia. Erzya and Moksha (мокшень кяль), a closely related though mutually unintelligible language, are collectively…

Eriseci

Eriseci    The Eriseci alphabet was invented by Brandon Klug for a book he is hoping to write. Eriseci is used to write Erisa, the language spoken by the Ali’uni, a race of angels who inhabit the Earth in secrecy. The script is meant to look like the steeples and bell towers of the cathedrals…

Erik’s Voynich

Voynich Script for English This is an alphabet based on the script in the Voynich Manuscript invented by Erik Olsen, who has attempted to create parallels between the frequences of letters in the manuscript and the Enligsh language so it would have a similar look. He also attempted to have some sort of logic among…