Jierimse was invented by Kobey Hill as an alternative way to write Austalian English, and was inspired by the Glagolitic and Ge'ez scripts. It could also be used to write other varieties of English.
- Type of writing system: alphabet
- Direction of writing: left-to-right in horizontal lines
- Used to write: Australian English
- Each letter corresponds to each sound one-to-one
- Long vowels and diphthongs are written with diacritics on regular vowel letters; above the letters for long vowels and the opposite for diphthongs
- An extra letter can be used to represent the realization of the consonant cluster /hj/ into /ç/ that can occur in some speakers
- Voiced consonants are vertically flipped voiceless consonants
- The documentation of IPA symbols in the alphabet table are according to the Wikipedia article on Australian English, and might differ from other documentations such as dictionaries.
Download a font for Jierimse
Download an alphabet chart for Jierimse (Excel)
Sample text in Jierimse
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)
Information about Austalian English
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