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Nortish Nortish

Nortish is an alternative alphabet for English invented by Ben Norton. It can also be used to write other languages. The consonants have initial, medial and final forms, and there are two sets of vowels: single and flowing.

Notable features

Nortish alphabet


Nortish consonants

Medial consonants

Nortish medial consonants

Final consonants

Nortish final consonants

Nortish final consonants


Nortish vowels


Nortish logograms


Nortish logograms


Nortish punctuation

Sample texts in Nortish

Sample text in Nortish

Sample text in Nortish


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)

Downloads and links

More information about Nortish (PDF)

Nortish Community on Facebook

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope with Nortish subtitles

Constructed scripts by Ben Norton

Nortish, Pī‘āpā Hou, Wébaxu Ní

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