The Yivga alphabet was invented by Steve Wilson in 2009 as a
therapeutic aesthetic exercise. He chose the name Yivya because
he likes words that start with ‘Y-‘ and that contain the consonants
‘v’ and (velar) ‘g’.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Writing direction: left to right
- Used to write: English
- The graphemes of consonant groups like S/Z and T/D/N
are modifications of each other, as are those of the consonant
- Vowels can be written as diacritics or on a ‘vowel-carrier’. Yivga does not distinguish between upper- and lower-case letters.
- It is sometimes used for crosswords, which become more difficult to solve and more interesting to look at in an exotic alphabet.
On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble,
His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;
The gale it plies the saplings double
And thick on Severn snow the leaves.
Part of a poem by A.E. Housman
Sample crossword in Yivga