Alternative scripts / notation systems

Alternative spelling/writing systems

These writing and spelling systems are alternative ways of writing English and other languages. Most are designed to make it easier to learn how to write English.

Benjamin Franklin's Phonetic Alphabet
Benjamin Franklin's
Phonetic Alphabet
Deseret alphabet
Deseret
Dialectal Paleotype
Pitman i.t.a.
Pitman Initial Teaching Alphabet
Quikscript/Read Alphabet
Quikscript/Read Alphabet
Shavian
Shavian

Phonetic alphabets

These writing systems that can be used to phonetically indicate the pronunciation of any language.

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
Visible Speech
Visible Speech
 

Other notation systems

Blissymbolics
Blissymbolics
Braille
Braille
Graffiti
Graffiti
Moon alphabet
Moon
Shorthand
Shorthand
Solresol
Solresol
Sutton Sign Writing
Sutton SignWriting
   

Language-based communication systems

These communication systems are designed to send messages via flags, lights, sound or electric pulses.

Maritime Signal Flags
Maritime Signal Flags
-- --- •-• ••• •
-•-• --- -•• •
Morse code
Semaphore
Semaphore

Magical alphabets

Alphabet of the Magi
Alphabet of the Magi
Angelic
Angelic/Celestial
Daggers
Daggers
Enochian
Enochian
Malachim
Malachim
Passing the River
Passing the River
Theban
Theban
   

Please note

transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are used extensively throughout this website. The IPA transcriptions are the letters and other symbols which appear in square bracketts, like this [b], [p]. etc.

You can learn which sounds are represented by these letters and symbols at:
http://www.unil.ch/ling/page30184.html
http://www.unil.ch/ling/page12580.html (en français)

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