The Delta Menurae alphabets were created over three boring afternoons
in December 2006 by Charles Bellinger. They are for use in a half-developed
The Delta Menurae system is a star system near the Ra system. It is so named
because as seen from the Ra system, it is the fourth-brightest star in the
Lyrebird constellation. The Delta Menurae system has a G-type sun and has a
giant asteroid field stretching from the life belt to out past where Uranus'
orbit would be in the Sol system. These asteroids grade from rock to ice.
The system sustains a sizeable mining colony, settled in 2487. Charles is not sure
how the new alphabets came into being, but they were there by 2590. They are
used to write Nessusian, an offshoot of English, and can be used to write English
The Common and Formal alphabets are written from left to right horizontally,
but the Scientific alphabet is written in vertical columns running from
The Delta Menurae Common alphabet is the one with the connected letters. It
is the one mainly used in everyday writing.
The Delta Menurae Formal is the alphabet with two different cases. It is used
in things like books and magazines, official documents, and campaign signs, as well
as chemical symbols.
The Delta Menurae Scientific is the vertical script. It is used for scientific
and mathematic matters, as well as technical readouts on spacecraft monitors.
All three are heavily used in commercial storefronts and logos.
Punctuation for each is the same as in the Roman alphabet.
Delta Menurae Common alphabet
Delta Menurae Formal alphabet
Delta Menurae Scientific alphabet
Sample texts in Delta Menurae
Common alphabet in Nessusian
Komon to Waviŋubez Rezor fu Erthek beica an sanliit tei.
Come to Wavingubez Resort for Earthlike beaches and sunlight too.
Common alphabet in English
The quick brown fox is jumping over the lazy dogs.