Empisava alphabet

Empisava

Empisava was created by Joseph J. Barretto in 2006 in an attempt to create: a vertical script that distinguished between consonant and vowel forms without the use of diacritics; a writing system that indicated the grammatical relationships of words (or phrases) within a sentence; and a system that appended punctuation to the end of words rather than having discrete forms

Notable Features

  • Written in vertical columns running from left to right and top to bottom
  • Empisava is dedicated to a little girl named Emma, on the occasion of her first birthday. Pisava means "script" in Slovene.
  • Used to write: English

Empisava letter

As with most vertical scripts, each letter has an initial, medial, and final form.

Empisava letters

Punctuation, Special Forms and Numerals

Empisava punctuation, special forms and numerals

Sample text in the Empisava

Sample text in the Empisava alphabet

Transliteration

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

For additional information about empisava, please contact Joseph Barretto at joopynyc[at]yahoo[dot]com

Other scripts invented by Joseph Barretto:

Bagoyin, Empisava, Kapunuan

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