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Enganagri alphabet   Enganagri alphabet

The Enganagri alphabet was invented by David Kelley as an alternative alphabet for English. It was modelled on the Devanagari alphabet with influence from the Korean alphabet.

There are a number of different ways of writing English with Enganagri. The main difference between them is in the representation of vowels and diphthongs.

The version below is the comprehensive form, which was developed to represent all the sounds of the English language, including both Standard American and British Received pronunciation. The vowels, here, attempt to replicate English speech rather than English spelling. The example text represents the pronunciation of Standard American.

Notable features

The Enganagri alphabet

Enganagri alphabet


Sample text

Sample text in the Enganagri alphabet


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)

Download a font for Enganagri (TrueType, 5K)

Also by David Kelley

Enganagri, Keltic, Six-Color Alphabet, 6-Color Binary Alphabet, Square Word Calligraphy

Other constructed scripts for English

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