Delason is the language of the fictional Mediterranean island of Salamon, the creation
of Nizar Habash, a Palestinian computer science Ph.D. student at the
University of Maryland College Park. The phonology of Delason is a mixture of
Spanish and Modern Hebrew and its vocabulary is drawn from about 20 mainly Indo-European
and Semitic languages.
The Delason alphabet is based mainly on Japanese kana and kanji and, in addition
to the letters, includes a number of ideographic symbols. There are two main styles
of writing: the traditional engraved style ponta marcini (top row below) and
the modern style ponta navoni (second row below).
the vowels have two pronunciations, one which applies in
stressed syllables (on the left) and the other which applies in unstressed
syllables (on the right).
The Delason ideograms are used mainly for ornamental reasons. For example, the symbol
for knowledge is displayed at the top of diplomas, and the symbol for health is displayed
on get-well cards. These symbols are also used to mark public facilities on maps.
The font used on this page was created by Nizar Habash
An introduction to the Delason language
Other writing systems invented by visitors to this site
Revised Shaw Abjad,